There are an estimated 1.56 million children in child labour in the cocoa sector in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, that’s 50% of children living in cocoa-growing households. Child labour is a complex issue that requires a comprehensive and coordinated response from the entire cocoa sector to ensure assistance reaches all those at risk. With over 13 years of experience tackling child labour with our partners, the International Cocoa Initiative has tested numerous solutions to address and prevent child labour, while also empowering and supporting farming communities.
This short animation presents some of the activities that can have a real, positive impact, such as Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems, or community development approaches. Research shows that child labour prevalence can be reduced by up to one-third when these measures are put in place.