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Ivory Coast to Keep Cocoa Output In Check Under New Price Plan

Ivory Coast’s cocoa regulator said it will seek to maintain output of the beans at current levels even as the country and neighboring Ghana plan to boost farmers’ income by raising prices. The world’s two biggest cocoa producers are looking to jointly introduce …Read more





Ivory Coast to Keep Cocoa Output In Check Under New Price Plan

Ivory Coasts cocoa regulator said it will seek to maintain output of the beans at current levels even as the country and neighboring Ghana plan to boost farmers income by raising prices The worlds two biggest cocoa producers are looking to
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Much of the chocolate you buy starts with child labor

GUIGLO Ivory Coast — Five boys are swinging machetes on a cocoa farm slowly advancing against one that now covers more than 200000 West African farms The new system relies on hiring a local farmer to check other farms for child labor
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With its 2005 deadline to end child labour missed the cocoa industry is bitterly behind especially in Africa

Under Ivory Coasts labour laws that would make him legal the boys treatment unfair but hired them because he needed the help The low price for cocoa makes life difficult for everyone he says I admit that it is a kind of slavery
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Much of the chocolate you buy starts with child labor despite companies pledges to stop using it

Under Ivory Coasts labor laws that would make him legal The farmer said he considers the boys treatment unfair but hired them because he needed the help The low price for cocoa makes life difficult for everyone he said I admit that it is
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Land In Whose Hands The Facts

The New-York based coffee and cocoa as raw materials But it does not own a cow or cocoa plantation It simply contracts local growers in Ghana Brazil and the Ivory Coast to produce a fixed amount at a fixed price on a stated date
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In Ivory Coast global rubber glut erases profits

Ivory Coast accounts for 60 percent of Africas rubber output and ranks seventh in terms Over the past nine years the plan has funded the creation of 110000 hectares 270000 acres of new rubber plantations as well as new rural roads
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