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Cocoa Certification

While some consider cocoa certification an adequate tool to promote sustainability in the cocoa value chain and improve farmer livelihoods, other actors are less optimistic about the net benefits that certification offers at the farm level and highlight its investment burden for farmers. To provide more clarity to this debate, KPMG was commissioned by The International Cocoa Organization to conduct a qualitative and quantitative study on the costs and benefits of certification. The study focuses on the aggregated farmer and coop level in the two main cocoa producing countries, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, and includes Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade and UTZ Certified in its analysis.

by KPMG (2012) (2012)
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