Chocolate is big business. Over $100billion in global consumption and the metric ton of cocoa selling, at time of writing, at £1,897 on commodities markets. But at the center of chocolate is cocoa, a controversial crop and economic backbone of West African countries of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
Articles Tagged: Africa Month
Less Wood for More Charcoal: How women are leading the charge for sustainable charcoal in Kenya
As both a primary energy source and employer, it’s clear that charcoal is important to Kenyan life. But it also is the largest single contributor of forest degradation and causes high levels of carbon emissions. That’s why TNC partner KEFRI is researching how to make charcoal production more sustainable.
Why is Ghana counting every tree?
The government of Ghana is on a mission to register every shade tree planted on farms which grow the West African country’s most economically important crop, cocoa. What’s the reason behind such an ambitious venture?
The Bambuti, Batwa and Yawanawa: how indigenous forest peoples are fighting to save their world – and ours
From the Bambuti community in Congo, Burundi’s Batwa people to the Yawanawa people in the Amazon, indigenous communities around the world have always worked on the principle of sustainability – always conscious of keeping resources available for posterity.