NGO Voices: ‘We have to help poorest small cocoa farmers to prevent deforestation’


Originally published in Ethical Corporation

Christian Mensah of the Rainforest Alliance says the cocoa industry should focus on helping the most vulnerable farmers replant, not the top performers to expand production.

The planet is back on the agenda of the cocoa industry. Last month the World Cocoa Foundation’s 28th partnership meeting was in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the first of its kind to be held in the leading cocoa producing country in the world. pThe meeting and trade fair were jointly organised by the World Cocoa Foundation and Le Conseil du Café-Cacao, Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa regulatory agency, and centered on the theme “people, planet, profit in a changing world”…[Read More]

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