“Too many cocoa farmers are still living in poverty. Deforestation, child labour, gender inequality,…

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“Too many cocoa farmers are still living in poverty. Deforestation, child labour, gender inequality, human rights violations and many other challenges are a daily reality in many cocoa regions. We affirm the cocoa sector will not be sustainable if farmers are not able to earn a living income.”

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Another sobering quote from the article:

"Within a US$100 billion confectionary industry, roughly US$6 billion is paid to farmers—a figure [snip] contrasted with the US$15 billion distributed to governments as Value Added Taxes (VAT). The implications are staggering: more money goes toward paying taxes on cocoa and chocolate than to the farmers who spend years sustaining the crop."


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