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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)
Evaluating the Effect of Logistical Drivers on Cocoa Supply Chain in Ghana: A Case of Transroyal Ghana Limited, Asamoah, David, Arthur Yarhands Dissou, and Stephen Assane , International Journal of Business and Social Science , March 2013, Volume Vol. 4, Issue No. 3, USA, p.195, (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)
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)
Market transformation strategy for cocoa, BACP , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)

Drivers and barriers to sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector

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TitleDrivers and barriers to sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPhillips, D., and Tallontire A.
Date Published2007
InstitutionUniversity of Greenwich at Medway]. Natural resources institute (NRI). Natural resources & ethical trade (NRET)
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordschains & relations, fair trade, prices, procurement, transport & storage

This paper builds on recent publications and on-going debates from a number of practitioners and advocates of responsible and sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector where sustainability is an area of growing concern for both the cocoa producing countries and the chocolate manufacturing industry. Sustainable purchasing practices will need to be integrated into the criteria and culture of mainstream cocoa buyers to reach more cocoa farmers than those operating in niche markets.