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Investing in Sustainability and Productivity Improvements to Transform Cocoa Production and Livelihoods in Côte d’Ivoire

The sustainable improvement of cocoa farm productivity is critical to Côte d’Ivoire’s economic development, peace, and prosperity. The Rainforest Alliance conducted a three-month feasibility study that shows that investment loans for cocoa farm renovation and rehabilitation are possible with no loss of income to the farmers and can be repaid through the resulting increase in productivity and revenue.

Ramon nut, a sustainable superfood - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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