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Women cocoa farmers lack equal land right access, but could significantly boost yields, improve child nutrition and help reverse global warming, says Solidaridad. Photo: Keke Keukelaar.

‘Clear business case’ to invest in women in cocoa: WINCC

'A long way to go' to equality for women cocoa farmers

By Oliver Nieburg

Female cocoa farmers are key to accelerating cocoa sustainability, but lack the access to finance and land rights that men have, says a new network for women in the cocoa supply chain, which includes Hershey's CEO.

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Palm oil boosts world food prices: FAO

By Niamh Michail

World food prices rose slightly last month driven by higher vegetable oils prices, and palm oil in particular, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).