Cocoa & Forests Initiative Reports Progress Despite Challenging Year

The governments and 35 companies in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) today reported progress made towards ending deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in two joint public/private sector reports.

Ghana and Cocoa & Chocolate Companies Forge Partnership to Protect and Restore Forests

April 14, 2021 World Cocoa Foundation

Ghana and cocoa and chocolate companies announced an agreement today to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With this agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission of Ghana (GFC) are building a partnership to further align the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to achieve no deforestation commitments.

World Cocoa Foundation Statement on “Assessing Progress in Reducing Child Labor in Cocoa Production in Cocoa Growing Areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana” Report

October 20, 2020 World Cocoa Foundation

“As this report shows, there are today still too many children in cocoa farming doing work for which they are too young, or work that endangers them — and child labor has no place in the cocoa supply chain.”

Cocoa, Chocolate Industry Donates $ 835,000 to Help Farmers Fight COVID-19

Global cocoa and chocolate companies are donating $ 835,000 to help cocoa farmers and their families fight the spreading coronavirus by supporting the national emergency plans of governments in West Africa, Asia, and Latin America.