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UTZ CERTIFIED IMPACT REPORT, UTZ certified , Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa, International, Fairtrade, and Africa Fairtrade , 06/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Sustainable Cocoa. The Netherlands and the International Cocoa Sector, , World Cocoa Conference - The Netherlands, 09/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Making cocoa more sustainable. , Toose, W., van Elzakker B., and Daniëls L. , (2013) , (Practical Publication)
International Workshop on Cocoa Certification, ICCO, ONCC and U. N. F. S. S. , International Workshop on Cocoa Certification, 06/2013, Cameroon, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
Rainforest Alliance: cocoa certification program, Mensah, Christian , Douala, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
Intentieverklaring duurzame cacao, Verburg, G. , 2010///, (2010) , (Practical Publication)

Fairtrade Cocoa in West Africa

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TitleFairtrade Cocoa in West Africa
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsInternational, Fairtrade, and Africa Fairtrade
Date Published06/2014
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscertification, fairtrade, farmer organisation, price, West Africa

Approximately 140,000 cocoa farmers in West Africa are Fairtrade certified. Fairtrade is working with some of the smallest and most disadvantaged cocoa farmers in the region. Their average plot size is 2.6 hectares. On average, Fairtrade farmers in Ghana farm the smallest plots. Nine out of 10 West African Fairtrade cocoa farmers are in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The rest are in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Togo, and Sâo Tomé and Príncipe. West African farmer organizations sold an average of 36 percent of their cocoa on Fairtrade terms ( among those that
were Fairtrade certified and eligible to make Fairtrade sales during the full 2012–13 reporting period ).