The latest CNN Freedom Project documentary, Cocoa-nomics, which premiered on 27 February 2014, provides a close-up look at the issue of child labour and sustainability in cocoa. The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), a leading organisation addressing child labour in West African cocoa-growing communities, was profiled in its role supporting the chocolate industry, the government of Cote d’Ivoire, and cocoa farmers themselves, get to grips with the challenge of child labour.
We currently implement our programme in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire (which together account for almost 70% of world cocoa production), and in their neighbouring countries. Learn more.
ICI is actively seeking new partners to expand its activities in cocoa-growing communities and to advocate for better child protection mechanisms. Interested? Get involved!
Learn more about ICI's activities to tackle child labour in the cocoa sector and improve child protection mechanisms. Watch our videos.