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On CNN's Marketplace Africa you can watch this three and half minutes video touching on issues of child labour, (un)fair pricing and policy issues with regard to the cocoa sector in Ivory coast. Price volatility, internal instability within the Ivory Coast and a lack of protection from...

The importance of increasing productivity in the cocoa sector is stressed as so many people in Ivory Coast depend on cocoa farming. Anything that supports sustainability and reduces poverty is of interest for the World Bank as poverty reduction is a top priority.

This video shows the concept and execution of Village Resource Centres set up in remote and rural areas in Ghana to enhance easy access to the Internet. Farmers, as one of the people interviewed says, for instance, can get here certified information that helps them improve their cocoa yields....

In the complex and global cocoa industry, there are vast numbers of cocoa farmers, yet they represent the weakest link in the economic chain. Processes of globalization and liberalization have affected their livelihood adversely; with minimal access to resources, the farmers have difficulty...

This video was uploaded by ILO TV in 2008 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=FRG6NMVKHDs). This episode of the BBC World TV series Survivors Guide goes to Cameroon, where the International Labour Organization has been working to eliminate child...

Several tracking/traceability mecahanisms are presented, e.g.: identity preservation, the COCOBOD system in Ghana and traceability from cooperatives. All the models described for cocoa tracking and traceability systems, more than recover the additional costs in premiums paid by buyers which will...

This presentation by the Cocoa Sustainability Director for Certification & Community Development at Mars Global Chocolate was delivered at the ISEAL 2012 Conference Public Day in the conference session: The Growing Demand for Impact Data. It addresses issues like the economic sustainability...

This presentation summarizes the goals and objectives of the Sustainable Cocoa Forum which was founded in June 2012 in Berlin. It is a joint initiative by the German Government, civil society and the German private sector. The initiative’s secretariat is provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für...

In this presentation various topics are presented: the development model of the World Cocoa Foundation; lessons learned; reasons for stagnation of supply; partnership platforms among which the sustainable tree crop program with other cocoa producing West African countries. And, future plans are...

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