Chocolate & cocoa

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14 October 2019

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana put pression on chocolate makers to respect the over farmers’ pay plan"

Author: Leanne de Bassompierre and Manisha Jha, Bloomberg

"Chocolate Makers Face Sustainability Dilemma Over Farmers’ Pay", 13 October 2019...

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3 October 2019
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Author: Stanislas Ndayishimiye, RFI

"Déforestation et travail des enfants ternissent la filière cacao-chocolat", 3 octobre 2019...

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3 October 2019
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Author: Julien Adayé, Deutsche Welle (Allemagne)

"La Côte d'Ivoire mise sur le cacao durable", 1er octobre 2019...

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1 October 2019
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Author: Claire Fages, RFI

"Le bras de fer continue entre les géants africains du cacao et l'industrie", 1er octobre 2019...

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24 September 2019

Turkey: Investigation links Ferrero to exploitation of hazelnut pickers, child labour, low pay & long hours; Includes comments from Ferrero

Author: Tim Whewell, BBC News

"Is Nutella made with nuts picked by children?", 19 September 2019...

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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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