Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares of forest to cocoa production in 2020, environmental group says

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said, despite industry pledges to halt deforestation. The West African country is the world’s top cocoa producer but has lost more than … Continue reading Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares of forest to cocoa production in 2020, environmental group says

Over-reliance on Foreign Direct Investment undermines AfCFTA’s rules of origin – Trade Expert

While Africa embarks on a journey to bring prosperity to its citizens and make the continent economically strong through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, one major challenge that may derail this goal and work to the advantage … Continue reading Over-reliance on Foreign Direct Investment undermines AfCFTA’s rules of origin – Trade Expert

Major $10 billion income gap for Ghana and Ivory Coast farmers remains a critical sector goal

Delivering on cocoa supply chain sustainability remains the most single pressing task for major players within the confectionery industry, with an especially notable milestone having just been put down. This came in the form of Mondelez International’s latest sector report, … Continue reading Major $10 billion income gap for Ghana and Ivory Coast farmers remains a critical sector goal