Research webinar 8: Fairtrade certified cocoa in West Africa: Taking stock and key issues for moving ahead

Research webinar 8: Fairtrade certified cocoa in West Africa: Taking stock and key issues for moving ahead

This webinar, from CGIAR researchers, explores the context in which certification operates in Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire, as well as the capacities of recently established certified cocoa cooperatives and their members. As cocoa certification expands in West Africa, important questions arise in relation to the capacity of cocoa cooperatives and farmers to benefit; and with respect to impactful ways for sustainability standards to engage with these resource-poor stakeholders in response to the constraints they face. This webinar, held on 6th October 2016 offers insights into these questions by exploring the overall context in which Fairtrade certification operates in Ghana and CDI, as well as the capacities of recently established Fairtrade-certified cocoa cooperatives and their members.