The Real Price of a Chocolate Bar: West Africa’s Rainforests

The Real Price of a Chocolate Bar: West Africa’s Rainforests


West Africa. Photo courtesy of: © Andrew Cooper

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Ivory Coast has lost more than 80 percent of its forests in the last 50 years, mainly to cocoa production. The government has a plan to turn over management of former forest to international chocolate manufacturers: Is it a conservation strategy or a land grab?…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (02-21-2019)

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