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
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?
Shining a light on natural climate solutions in Africa
Africa covers about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth. Not only is it a power house for nature, it could also be a powerhouse for natural climate solutions. Our N4C mapper shows that Africa could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% by deploying cost-effective natural climate solutions.