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Women’s contributions to supply chains can make a difference but needs the nurturing and support from both policy and practice to do so. Recommendations include: (1) support women's economic advancement; (2) promote gender equitable market solutions as smart business; (3) design equitable...

Looking at trends in the cocoa sector, it is expected 25% of the total cocoa production to be certified in 2015 and 50% in 2020. Mars, one of the largest global manufacturers of chocolate products clearly stated: “We do not certify poverty!" Ideally, certification standards will integrate...

This report is one of the studies produced under the project "Sustainable development in the 21st century" (SD21), an undertaking of the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). The overarching objective of the SD21 project...

In this working document 10 key elements are listed to enhance the implementation of the Accra Agenda: Transparaceny; Compliance with applicable laws and regulations; Remuneration for quality cocoa, productivity and improved farmers’ income; Access to credit and rural development services, and...

The World Cocoa Foundation’s sustainability principles and goals were developed to guide industry efforts and prioritize the Foundation’s development projects in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Developed through discussions among Foundation members, producing country representatives and...

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