Smallholders and their workers harvest more than 90% of the global cocoa production.
West Africa is the source of more than 90% of cocoa consumed in Europe.
‘To get to sustainable we’ve got to triple or quadruple the income. That’s the harsh reality of what is needed to get to a living income.’
— Barry Parkin (Chairperson WCF and Mars Global Procurement)
(In 2013/14 ) The numbers of children working in cocoa production, doing child labor in cocoa production, and doing hazardous work in cocoa production grew by 59%, 48%, and 46% respectively.
— Tulane University