Rising Cocoa Prices May Bring End to Child Labour in Ghana
With Ghana having a high volume of cocoa beans to trade with the world, the higher price for the commodity could see poor farmers able to employ labourers to assist them.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 14 June 2019
About 1.6 million children are estimated to work in cocoa production in Ivory Coast and Ghana, some for their parents and some trafficked from other countries Read more »
Cocoa products (file photo).
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 5 June 2019
Ghana could end child labour on cocoa farms by increasing the prices it pays impoverished farmers by about 50%, a U.S. study said on Wednesday, as global efforts to end child… Read more »
West Africa: West Africa/Europe - From Cocoa to Chocolate
AfricaFocus, 15 August 2018
"Cocoa growing communities, particularly in West Africa, are facing poverty, child labour and deforestation that have been made worse by a rapid fall in prices for cocoa. Widely… Read more »