Tag Archives: Cocoa

Deja vu: And if the cocoa price dropped?

A thumb sketch of Ivorian economic history from independence goes like this: a major cocoa farmer becomes president, encourages the development of the sector by opening up new land and encouraging farmers to cut down the forests to become productive. … Continue reading

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A Western visitor

It’s almost always interesting meeting people coming to Abidjan for the first time to see with their eyes what they think of the place and what we long-time residents miss. Well, I won’t say these observations haven’t been spotted, but … Continue reading

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Cocoa Reforms

Since independence in 1960, Ivory Coast’s economy has been built on growing and exporting cocoa beans, and since the late 1970s it’s been the world’s biggest producer. Current production is just over 1.2 million tons per year, around 34% of … Continue reading

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