West Africa: Cocoa Beans Are in Short Supply – What This Means for Farmers, Businesses and Chocolate Lovers

March 20, 2024
[The Conversation Africa] A shortage of cocoa beans has led to a near shutdown of processing plants in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the two countries responsible for 60% of global production. With chocolate makers around the world reliant on west Africa for cocoa, there is significant concern about the impact on the prices of chocolate and the livelihood of farmers. Cocoa researcher Michael Odijie explains the reasons for the shortage.

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