The cocoa industry has long suffered from the problem of poverty among small-scale cocoa farmers. It has become an urgent issue for both producing countries and the industry to ensure that these farmers earn a living income.
This project aims to foster peer learning and sharing of knowledge about pricing schemes targeting a living income in the cocoa value chain. The project will
By combining legal and economic analysis, the project will establish interactions and linkages between pricing arrangements at the micro (firm), meso (industry and supply chain), and macro (governmental) levels. The analysis will combine desk research, conceptual analysis, and analysis of empirical data from existing datasets. The research findings will be assessed and refined in the light of feedback from a sounding board of experts.
The project liaises with and builds on activities of CDE’s COMPASS project.
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberlack