‘Still a lot more to be done to protect and restore forests and improve cocoa farmer livelihoods’

Q: Why is deforestation an issue in the cocoa industry?​ Andrew Brooks​: The root cause is low farmer incomes. Most cocoa farmers have small amounts of land, so they can’t grow enough cocoa to fully support their families. To bring in extra income, they may resort to clearing more land to farm. That’s why we … Read more

Cocoa Coalition pushes for EC’s sustainability law to protect farmer incomes

In a statement released to the media, the Coalition referred to its own detailed proposals published in 2019 and 2021​ and said: “We have consistently called for the EU to introduce mandatory obligations of due diligence extending throughout the supply chain​.” But the Coalition said that one major objective of the EC’s proposed regulation on … Read more