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October 1st, 2019

Did you know that, typically, less than 7 per cent of the price of your chocolate bar goes to cocoa producers? Or that large amounts of global cocoa production are associated with illegal deforestation and biodiversity losses?

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners have been working for many years on projects aimed at making the cocoa industry more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Greening the Cocoa Industry is one of those projects. Its objective is to change production and business practices in major cocoa producing countries and chocolate companies, towards conserving biodiversity, providing greater long-term stability to all value chain participants, and increasing income for smallholder farmers. Read more …