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West African Countries’ Surcharge On Chocolate Prices Shows Difficulties Farmers Face In Making Money

More than two million West African farmers toil daily to produce precious cocoa beans, but few will ever taste the fine chocolate it eventually produces. The trees that produce these butter-rich pods do not grow outside the steamy tropics, thriving instead on the bulge of Africa. As such, the region produces the bulk of the world’s cocoa. Yet, Belgian, Swiss, Italian and ...

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Africa To Tackle Illegal Rosewood Trade With Harmonized Policy

Rosewood is noted to be the most lucrative illegal operation in wild fauna and flora especially across the West African region. The high demand from China has led to illegal logging across the continent thereby increasing the exploitation and exportation of rosewood. The continent is losing huge sums of money due to unsustainable means of harvesting its natural resources as well ...

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