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More child labor prevention needed as cocoa prices fall, warn UTZ and ICI

ICI and UTZ say declining cocoa prices may increase the risk of child labor.  Photo: UTZ

 A sharp decline in cocoa prices could put children at increased risk of child labor unless more is done, say the heads of UTZ and ICI.

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana account for more than 60% of the world’s cocoa supply.  Photo: UTZ

Mondelēz signs deal with Côte d'Ivoire & Ghana deal to reduce cocoa deforestation

RSPO-alternative standard Palm Done Right sees prospects within confectionery. Photo: PDR

Confectionery industry can go beyond RSPO palm standards, says Palm Done Right

Co-op UK to support women's leadership program as cocoa in own label brands goes Fairtrade. Photo: Co-op

Co-op UK to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa under hybrid model for retailers

French court dismisses libel action brought by United Cacao. ©iStock/tomloel

United Cacao loses libel case against ConfectioneryNews

Price may need to be four times higher to guarantee a living income for cocoa farmers, says the VOICE Network. ©iStock/TeamOktopus

‘Simplest way’ is to pay more: Chocolate industry urged to up farm gate price to avert poverty in cocoa

Cargill looks to significantly increase the volume of sustainably sourced cocoa beans by 2018.  Photo: Cargill

Our own cocoa buying company in Ghana cuts out middlemen to benefit farmers, says Cargill

United cocoa farmers' group the WCFO calls to be implementing partner in sustainable chocolate programs. ©iStock/golfloi17

Equal partners: Cocoa farmer group calls to implement sustainable chocolate programs

Swiss commodities firm ECOM agreed to buy German cocoa processor Euromar earlier this month .  Photo: ©iStock/eefauscan

ECOM buys Euromar to guard against cocoa price volatility, says commodity insider

Côte D'Ivoire farm gate cocoa price could drop from CFA 1,100 per kg ($1.81) today  to around CFA 720 per kg, says CCC. ©iStock/crazydiva

Cocoa price for Ivorian farmers may drop 30% amid widespread poverty

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