The report “Bitter Sweets – Prevalence of forced labour & child labour in the cocoa sectors of Côte d’Ivoire & Ghana” provides estimates the number of children and adults in situations of forced labour in the cocoa sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The study was undertaken by Tulane University and the Walk Free Foundation and funded by the Chocolonely Foundation. The main research findings were also incorporated in the 2018 Global Slavery Index – “Spotlight on Sectors” section (p56), which provides a comprehensive account of the problem of modern slavery and efforts to eradicate it in each of the 167 countries reviewed.
This commentary by ICI summarises the report’s main findings and recommendations. It includes analysis of the implications of these findings and places them in the context of current and planed initiatives by governments, civil society and industry.
Read the original report: Bitter Sweets – Prevalence of forced labour & child labour in the cocoa sectors of Côte d’Ivoire & Ghana