West Africa

 

Focus: Exploring a year in the life of a new cocoa farm in Ghana

Editor Neill Barston speaks to Marc Jean-Baptiste (left of pic, below), a high school teacher from Boston, US, on establishing a project in Eastern Ghana, working with a small team of five, who have operated a new cocoa farm for the past year. He discusses the state of the cocoa sector in the West African nation, as well as plans for the upcoming living differential payments being unveiled for farmers from this autumn in a drive for greater sustainability within the key cocoa sector.

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Time is not on our side for delivering tangible change for cocoa sustainability in Ghana and Ivory Coast

Building on last week’s news of events within the cocoa sector, sustainability is once again making major headlines with regard to a landmark new declaration relating to key markets in Ghana and Ivory Coast. This latest letter, from a combined total of 350 environmental, human rights and NGO groups has urged the two West African […]

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