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Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments
Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium paymentsArticle

Ivory Coast and Ghana, which together produce about two-thirds of the world's cocoa, introduced a $400 per tonne premium this season termed the living income differential to increase wages for farmers, many of whom live in poverty...

Ange Aboa 1 day ago

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast
France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory CoastArticle

France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental groupArticle

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry
Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industryArticle

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

Michael E Odijie 11 Oct 2019

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problemArticle

Small-scale gold mining in what is modern day Ghana can be traced as far back as the 15th century...

Gabriel Botchwey & Gordon Crawford 26 Sep 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggsArticle

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

AfricaOnline appoints new MD
AfricaOnline appoints new MDArticle

AfricaOnline, Ghana's ISP and a Gondwana International Networks (GIN) subsidiary, has appointed Foster Plender as its managing director...

1 Apr 2019

Is 'chocapocalypse' looming? Why we need to understand what's at stake
Is 'chocapocalypse' looming? Why we need to understand what's at stakeArticle

No more chocolate by 2050? Several articles have pointed recently that we are heading to a major chocolate crisis...

Jovana Stanisljevic 4 Sep 2018

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change
How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate changeArticle

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions...

Philippe Vaast 21 May 2018

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests
Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forestsArticle

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

24 Jan 2018

Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa production
Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa productionArticle

The country is the second-biggest supplier of cocoa worldwide, beaten only by its West African neighbour, Cote D'Ivoire. But Ghana was once the world champion...

Kwaku Botwe 12 Oct 2017

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report
Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: reportArticle

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

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Cocoa in a world of environmental changes - time for “uncommon collaboration”Article

The cocoa sector in West Africa is facing many well-known problems. That is a fact. Only by joining forces can we solve the challenges and contribute to sustainable growth and development of the cocoa sector...

Svein Tore Holsether 6 Sep 2017

Africa's tropical forests could be next in line as global food demand grows
Africa's tropical forests could be next in line as global food demand growsArticle

Trends in rapid deforestation across the Amazon and Southeast Asia could spread to Africa. In particular, some worry that continued demand for commodity crops will lead to large-scale agricultural expansion...

Elsa Ordway 13 Jul 2017

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Mondelez initiative to enhance capacity of cocoa farmersArticle

As production of cocoa has failed to keep pace with world demand, prices have steadily been rising for several years. Mondelez International is taking steps to help cocoa farmers boost production...

6 Dec 2016

With cocoa demand on rise, LatAm seeks breakthrough
With cocoa demand on rise, LatAm seeks breakthroughArticle

MONTEVIDEO: Latin America, the birthplace of cocoa, trails far behind West Africa in terms of production, but an increase in world demand - notably in Asia - could give the region a needed boost.

3 Jun 2014

Hershey to invest US$10 million in cocoa production in West Africa
Hershey to invest US$10 million in cocoa production in West AfricaArticle

The Hershey Company recently announced its plan to reinforce cocoa sustainability efforts by accelerating farmer and family development in West Africa, where 70% of the world's cocoa is grown.

1 Feb 2012

Ghana shows positive results in job sectorArticle

The Ghanaian government's efforts in addressing the unemployment challenges there have started bearing good results.

17 Aug 2007

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