Background Material

In this section you can find material that goes deeper into the complex topic that is child labour in the cocoa trade. From expansive reports to toolkits and e-learning modules; you can find information to better understand what guides our work.

Most Popular Publications

Harkin Engel Protocol

In September 2001, chocolate and cocoa industry representatives signed an agreement, developed in partnership with Senator Tom Harkin and Representative Eliot Engel, to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in the growing and processing of cocoa beans and their... Read More


FAO E-Learning Module: 'End Child Labour in Agriculture'

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched an E-learning tool designed to raise awareness amongst stakeholders about child labour in agriculture. Entitled ‘End Child Labour in Agriculture’, the online module is aimed at agricultural policy-makers and advi... Read More