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Resource Defining a Decent Living
Type Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Last update: 17/11/2015
Type: Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Language English
Year of publication: 2014
Download: 121kb
Summary There are two fundamental reasons to ensure that a decent livelihood is earned by smallholder cocoa farmers; the business imperative to ensure the long-term viability of the cocoa supply chain, and the value-­based imperative to ensure the fundamental human rights to a decent livelihood. Both deserve a more thorough discussion than presently is taking place in the sustainability conversation on around cocoa production. This document is a means by European civil society to contribute to this conversation. Its focus is on West Africa, as the bulk of the world’s cocoa is produced in this region, predominantly by smallholder farmers living near or under the poverty line.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Fair Price and Fair Wages
Publisher organisation details Barometer Consortium