Project Profile: Creating Resilient Ecosystems and Transforming Rural Cocoa Economies in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Through this project, we will bring together cocoa-producing families, governments, and the private sector to improve livelihoods for cocoa farmers, increase tree cover, and help reduce national and corporate GHG emissions.
This scientific article analyses the social, economic, and environmental effects of voluntary standards initiatives and corporate initiatives in the cocoa sector in West Africa, largely focusing on
This document is for Certification Bodies to register inconsistencies found in the field during the audit by comparing field observations and the risk assessment results provided by the Rainforest
Project Profile: Tackling Forced Labor and Child Labor in the Ghanaian Cocoa and Gold Mining Sectors
Amid Ghana’s tropical forests and lush hills, the cocoa and gold industries are booming. Ghana is the largest gold producer in Africa, and Ghana and Côte D'Ivoire account for over 60% of global cocoa production.
The Sui River landscape in the Western North region of Ghana spans 244,000 hectares—including five forest reserves—and is one of West Africa’s most important cocoa-growing areas. However, the practice
The Rainforest Alliance has launched a project to tackle forced and child labour in the cocoa and gold mining sectors of Ghana.