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Different cocoa producing countries have different marketing arrangements. Some protect farmers from price fluctuations, like Ghana. Other markets are fully liberalized and leave it up to the farmer to make a good marketing deal.

The variety of marketing channels is increasing: mainstream cocoa, certified cocoa, specialty cocoa, traceable cocoa... What marketing channel is potentially best for what farmer requires good market information.

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This paper of McIntire and Varangis describes cocoa marketing and pricing policies in Ivory Coast.

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