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Abidjan Cocoa Declaration signed at World Cocoa Conference

Major chocolate players sign new cocoa pledge

Mondelez International, Nestlé, Ferrero and Mars have all signed the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration and pledged to create a sustainable cocoa industry that guarantees a fair deal for farmers.

Is cocoa certification beneficial for farmers and manufacturers? Photo credit: Flickr cstrom

Cocoa certification: Pros, cons and costs

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa certification brings more advantages than disadvantages for farmers and communities as improved yields and pay outweigh rule differences among certifiers and potentially unequal payments, a study has found.

Thousands of children work on uncertified cocoa farms in West Africa. Photo credit: ILRF

Editor’s Blog

Over to Mondelez for certified cocoa goals

By Oliver Nieburg

New chocolate powerhouse Mondelez International will be the next major player to come under the spotlight over child labor on cocoa farms in Africa  and will face pressure from NGOs  to source 100% certified cocoa.