Cocoa farmers in West Africa struggle to make ends meet

Cocoa-producing countries in West African have recently launched efforts to improve their bargaining position in the chocolate industry. However, for farmers – who are the end of the bargaining chain – the government proposed price increase per kilo of beans is not sufficient to support a decent livelihood.

This is the story of farmers in West Africa, particularly in Ivory Coast, which is the world's leading cocoa producer, by supplying 40% of the world's cocoa. More than half of Ivorian produc…

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