Why efforts by Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to help cocoa farmers haven’t worked

A cocoa pricing agreement designed to protect farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana from destitution is being circumvented by multinationals, the main buyers of cocoa beans. Cocoa is the plant from which chocolate is made. Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana together account for 65% of global…

‘Cocoa Farmers Who Have Never Tasted Chocolate In Their Lives’

-By Alastair Hagger The unpalatable truth is an unfair distribution of profits in the global cocoa trade, of which West Africa has substantive market share. Thankfully, entrepreneurial disruptors and a new initiative in Ghana seek a sweeter ending for farmers.…