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Nestle upsets Fairtrade over KitKat cocoa sourcing

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Nestle says it will switch from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa producers for KitKat chocolate wafers sold in Britain and Ireland

New cocoa deals help peasant farmers, but not enough

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast and Ghana remain mired in poverty

COCOA SECTOR. Members of an agricultural cocoa cooperative put cocoa beans to dry on April 17, 2019, at a farm near Adzope, southern Ivory Coast. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Ivory Coast is the world s leading cocoa exporter but thousands of farmers there are now turning to unlicensed gold mines where they earn more

A gold-digger digs into a field seeking for gold in the village of Bore, next to the central town of Dimbokro on August 15, 2016, where cocoa fields have been turned into illegal gold mines. The prospect of wealth has brought diggers from neighbouring Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea to seek their fortunes in dozens of small mines scattered over a radius of more than 300 kilometres (185 miles) in the Nzi-Comoe region. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

WATCH: An Indonesian cocoa farmer tastes chocolate for the first time

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:10 PM

An Indonesian cocoa farmer tastes chocolate for the first time in this video that also explains why consuming this chocolate shouldn t make you feel guilty