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Wives of cocoa farmers are regularly involved in 12 of the 19 key stages in cocoa production. The efficiency, fairness, and sustainability of not involving women in cocoa interventions is put in doubt. An example is given of an intervention to overcome gender constraints in Honduras.

In order to comply with the quality standards in export markets export crops such as cocoa, coffee, vegetables, etc. can only be treated with pesticides that do have a valid registration in those export countries. Otherwise such exports may be rejected. Verified Brands offers a voluntary,...

DigitalGreen uses social organization and video technology to improve the efficiency of agricultural extension systems globally. Digital video for extension promises resource savings (human, cost, time) and better accessibility for non‐literate farmers. It is shown that digitalGREEN is at least...

Cocoa alone is no guarantee for attractive livelihoods. Cocoa smallholders are among the rural poor in Africa. According to the Cocoa Livelihood Program of the World Cocoa Foundation, diversified livelihoods should be based on a business approach. It is based on imparting new knowledge and...

Direct sourcing is one of the strategies used by global cocoa companies, including Cargill in Vietnam, Chocolats Halab from Switzerland, and Luker Cocoa in Colombia. It allows these companies a more direct involvement with improving sustainability, extension, certification, and livelihoods.

A member of Kuapa Kokoo cocoa grower' s cooperative was elected the national secretary for the farmers' union and the chair of the farmers trust. In this video she explains in 3 minutes that she joined Kuapa Kokoo because this cooperative pays fair and plays fair deals with the women cocoa...

This video was uploaded by ILO TV in 2008 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=RK1Q0uF_Qyc). This episode of the BBC World TV series Survivors Guide goes to Cameroon, where the International Labour Organization has been working to eliminate child...

This video was uploaded by ILO TV in 2008 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waUi03KyLJE) . This episode of the BBC World TV series Survivors Guide goes to Cameroon, where the International Labour Organization has been working to eliminate...

The cocoa protocol was signed in 2001 in which the cocoa industry agreed to stop child labour in the sector. Yet, there are an estimated 100,000 children working the fields, in Ivory Coast and other producing countries. In this 4 minutes video child labour issues are reported and discussed...

On The Chocolate Tales YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChocolateTales?feature=watch) you will find different short video's most of which are related to sustainable cocoa. One of these videos is shown here...

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