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15 July 2019

Côte d'Ivoire & Ghana set a fixed living income differential of $400 per tonne of cocoa to relieve farmer poverty

Author: Africa News

...Ivory Coast and Ghana have stepped up their efforts to reform the industry, imposing a fixed “living income differential” of $400 a tonne on all cocoa contracts sold by either country for the 2020/21 season...The premium...replaces an earlier...

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12 January 2018

Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons & Target among supermarkets to join Sustainable Palm Oil Network

Author: Progressive Grocer

"Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons Cos. and Target Inc. have joined with consumer goods manufacturers and civic groups to form the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON), with the mission of educating, building momentum, and helping North...

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21 June 2016
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21 January 2015

Africa: ILRF report analyses the root cause of continuing poverty among cocoa farmers and related child labour

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9 June 2014

Blommer Chocolate Company Joins World Cocoa Foundation's Unprecedented CocoaAction Initiative to Bolster Industry's Global Sustainability Efforts

Author: Blommer Chocolate Company

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its support of CocoaAction, an unprecedented alignment of the industry’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies to build a...

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17 January 2012

Chocolate industry responds

Author: CNN

The Harkin-Engel Protocol, a cocoa industry-wide agreement signed in 2001, was written to put an end to forced child labor in chocolate by 2005. That deadline had to be extended to 2008, and again to 2010. It's now been more than 10 years…CNN asked...

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1 September 2010

World Vision Australia reports that child labour, trafficking persists in cocoa industry, recommends "sustainability levy", ethical certification of supply chains

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1 September 2010

[PDF] Time to raise the bar: The Real Corporate Social Responsibility for the Hershey Company

Author: Global Exchange, Green America, International Labor Rights Forum, Oasis USA

…[H]alfway across the globe, there is a dark side to Hershey. In West Africa, where Hershey sources much of its cocoa, the scene is one of child labor, trafficking, and forced labor... On September 13, 2010, the Hershey Company released its first ever...

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20 February 2009

Gates Foundation, Partners Pledge $90 Million to Boost Incomes of Small Farmers in Africa

Author: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The cocoa project aims to increase farming household incomes through improved farmer knowledge and productivity, better cocoa quality, crop diversification, and improved supply chain efficiencies. The five-year project will reach approximately 200,000...

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1 January 2004

Codes of conduct: New report examines their effectiveness & points to need for greater U.S. government support

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