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Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility, Eshun, Gabriel, and Tettey Christopher , Bulletin of Geography. Socio–economic Series, 06/2014, Issue 25, Torun, Ploand, p.99, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modeling the Determinants of Farmers’ Decision on Exclusive Schooling and Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector of Ghana, Asenso-Okyere, K., Sarpong D. B., Okyere C. Y., Mensah-Bonsu A., and Asuming-Brempong S. , Global Journal of Human Social Science Economics , 06/2013, Volume Volume 13, Issue Issue 3, USA, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
The Partially Liberalized Cocoa Sector in Ghana, Kolavalli, Shashidhara, Vigneri Marcella, Maamah Haruna, and Poku John , 09/2012, Washington, DC, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Impact of Collective Marketing by Cocoa Farmers’ Organizations in Cameroon , Kamdem, Cyrille Bergaly, Tameko André Melachio, Ndeffo Luc Nembot, and Gockwoski James , 2013 Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia, 09/2013, Tunisia, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
Analysis of factors affecting the technical efficiency of cocoa farmers in the Offinso District-Ashanti Region, Ghana, Kyei, Leonard, Foli Gordon, and Ankoh Janet , Am. J. Soc. Mgmt. Sci, 2011///, Volume 2, Issue 2, p.208 - 216, (2011) , (Practical Publication)
Intentieverklaring duurzame cacao, Verburg, G. , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)
Child labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana, Berlan, Amanda , The political economy of new slavery, 2004///, p.158 - 78, (2004) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa cycles: the economics of cocoa supply, Ruf, François , 1995///, Cambridge, UK, p.400, (1995) , (Practical Publication)

Child labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana

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TitleChild labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBerlan, Amanda
Book TitleThe political economy of new slavery
Pagination158 - 78
Publication Languageeng
Keywordschild labour, corporate social responsibility, education, farmers & laborers, farmers & production, Ghana, slavery, social policies

This chapter outlines certain common misconceptions about the cocoa industry in Ghana and highlights the importance of local factors in understanding certain forms of child labour and contemporary slavery. It illustrates how academic research can make a useful contribution to the world of policy-making and advocacy by reviewing a rights-based, prescriptive approach in the light of evidence that was gathered during 12 months of fieldwork among cocoa producers in Ghana. More specifically it investigates the role of education in combating child labour and the need to adopt a holistic approach to child rights in this context.


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