Chocolate & cocoa

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18 September 2019
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Author: Commoda Africa

"Dominique Ouattara plaide à Washington le dossier des enfants du cacao, tandis qu'Abidjan estime à € 116 millions la lutte contre ce travail", 19 septembre 2019...

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10 September 2019
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Author: abidjan.net (Côte d'Ivoire)

"Industrie Cacaoyère : «Sur 100 milliards de dollars que génère le cacao seulement 5% reviennent aux producteurs. C’est un scandale, cette donne doit changer » (Aly Touré, représentant permanent ICCO)", 10 septembre 2019...

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12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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9 August 2019

Ivory Coast rejects US proposal to block its cocoa from US ports to fight child labor

Author: Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post

"U.S. weighs plan to block cocoa imports produced with child labor. Ivory Coast calls ban unfair.", 7 August 2019...

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31 July 2019

Commentary: Empty promises: the failure of voluntary corporate social responsibility initiatives to improve farmer incomes in the Ivorian cocoa sector

Author: Corporate Accountability Lab

Between October 2018 and March 2019, Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL) staff interviewed farmers, tribal leaders in cocoa-growing villages, cocoa cooperatives and local and international NGOs to assess the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility ...

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24 July 2019

Commentary: Brands are abandoning Fair Trade in favour of in-house certification schemes

Author: Samanth Subramanian, The Guardian

"Is fair trade finished?", 23 July 2019 ...

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24 July 2019

EU unveils Action Plan on deforestation

On 23 July 2019, the European Commission adopted a Communication setting out a new framework of actions including an assessment of possible new regulatory measures to address deforestation. Deforestation is associated with commodities such as soy, palm...

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16 July 2019

Africa: Chocolate companies have failed to deliver on promises to eradicate child labour in the cocoa industry throughout West Africa

Author: Katherine Martinko, TreeHuger

‘Child labor is still a huge problem in cocoa industry’ 10 July 2019...

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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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15 July 2019
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Author: La Tribune Afrique (Maroc)

"Cacao : la Côte d'Ivoire et le Ghana fixent un prix plancher de vente", 13 juillet 2019...

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