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Fairtrade Cocoa in Ghana: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

15 September, 2017 - 19:26
"Some of the global chocolate industry’s biggest players, such as Ferrero, Mars, and Hershey, have expressed their commitment to achieve a sustainable cocoa sector by the year 2020. As the world’s second largest producer of cocoa, Ghana is also interested in moving towards sustainable cocoa production.Over the past years, Fairtrade has significantly advanced in Ghana’s cocoa sector. Between 2009 and 2014, annual volumes of Fairtrade cocoa produced in the country increased from 481 MT to 54,600 MT."
Journal article published in Sweet Vision, Vol. 61 (3), p. 14-17.

Coffee, climate change and what it means for bees

14 September, 2017 - 19:19
From blog.ciat.cgiar.org Climate change could reduce the suitability of lands for growing coffee in Latin America by as much as 88 percent by 2050, according to new research. Bees will take a hit too - but they could also be part of the solution.
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