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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Will Gates Foundation Funding Help Cocoa Farmers?

Author: Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum, in , Published on: 20 February 2009

Some of the press releases from the Gates Foundation and WCF correctly identify improving farmer access to market information and agricultural inputs as well as strengthening farmer organization as key areas to focus on, but we wonder if the WCF is best suited to achieve these goals. We encourage the Gates Foundation to engage directly with farmers, cooperatives and unions in West Africa to hear directly from them what they need to improve living and working conditions. Our suspicion is that they would get different answers than from the multinational chocolate companies. [refers to Archer Daniels Midland, Nestlé, Cadbury Schweppes (now Cadbury), Kraft]

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Related companies: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Cadbury (part of Mondelēz International) Cadbury Schweppes (now Cadbury) Cargill Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Nestlé