Cote d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast. In 2000, UNICEF estimated that 40 percent of children between 5 and 14 worked. Child labor has been linked to cocoa, cotton, corn, rice, and pineapples, as well as mining and child prostitution.
Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign Welcomes Hershey’s Announcement to Source 100% Certified Cocoa by 2020
[News from the Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign:] Coalition urges Hershey and all chocolate companies to go 100% Fair Trade The Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign (www.raisethebarhershey.org) welcomed today’s announcement from the Hershey Co. (HSY) that it will be certifying 100 percent of its cocoa by 2020 and urged the chocolate giant to go 100 [...]
By Dermot Doherty and Stanley James – Jun 29, 2012 9:51 AM ET [from Bloomberg] Nestle SA (NESN) needs to step up measures to combat child labor in the Ivory Coast cocoa industry, according to a study requested by the Swiss food company that found “numerous” violations of its internal work rules. The maker of [...]
25 October 2010 Children living in a cocoa-producing village near the town of Oume, Ivory Coast Photo: AP Children living in a cocoa-producing village near the town of Oume, Ivory Coast Or download MP3 (Right-click or option-click and save link) This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report. Chocolate comes from cocoa beans, and more [...]
The Payson Center’s Report can be downloaded here: http://childlabor-payson.org–Reid] West African children still exploited to make chocolate By Marco Chown Oved Associated Press Updated: 10/08/2010 09:06:06 AM CDT ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — West Africa’s cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a decade of efforts to eliminate the practices, according [...]
Malian children demonstrate against child labor in Sikasso, Mali. Sikasso is the point of departure for children going to work in the Ivorian cocoa, …See all stories on this topic »