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chain governance

Chain governance is about relations between different actors. It changes over time and differs per country and context. Both public and private actors can be involved.

Chain governance involves power relations between actors in a chain and arrangements that affect the direction relations take, like standard setting and quality control. Chain governance is also about overall governance because the cocoa chain is increasingly driven by international traders.

Food for thought

In 2008 WUR and KIT published a policy paper on governance structures within different cocoa producing countries involving Ivory Coast, Ghana and Ecuador. 

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