NGOs: Are Industry and Governments Watering Down New Cocoa Report Data to Downplay Persistent Child Labor and Farmer Poverty?

For close to 20 years the issue of child labor and slavery has been on the radar of the industry who source from West Africa which produces around 66% of the world’s cocoa.


Justice for Tamshiyacu

Holding a cocoa company accountable for 2,000 hectares of primary forest deforestation, illegal trafficking of forest and wood products, and obstruction of justice.

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Webinar: How to Achieve Zero Deforestation Cocoa

Video: Mighty Earth's Etelle Higonnet was the opening speaker at Earthworm Foundation's recent webinar, "How the cocoa industry can stop deforestation."

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Key elements for an agreement between the EU and cocoa-producing countries, to ensure sustainability in the cocoa sector

The paper outlines a vision for a new partnership agreement between the European Union and the governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to tackle deforestation, poverty and social issues in the cocoa sector.

Cocoa Accountability Map 2.0 Webinar

Mighty Earth recently hosted a webinar for the launch of our Cocoa Accountability Map 2.0 as part of our effort to trigger a transparency and traceability revolution in the cocoa sector.

High Carbon Stock Approach and Cocoa

The High Carbon Stock Approach represents a widely recognized, practical methodology to implement ‘no deforestation’ commitments.

Historic Coalition Speaks Out for Sustainable Cocoa in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

Joint Declaration by 350 different NGOs calls for government action to support farmers and protect forests

Ending Deforestation is Not Enough, Agroforestry is a Must for Cocoa Sustainability

The Voice Network’s newly published paper, "Agroforestry in the Cocoa Sector: A Need for Ambitious Collaborative Landscape Approaches," introduces key insights for that transformation.

Video: Ivory Coast Battles to Save Cocoa-Ravaged Forests

Decades of intensive cocoa farming led to rapid economic development in the Ivory Coast, and turned the country into the world's top producer of the chocolate ingredient. But clearing land for farming all but wiped out the Ivory Coast's forests. An ambitious new forestry policy could reverse that.

Mighty Earth COVID-19 response for Cocoa Farmers

Mighty Earth and the other NGO members of the VOICE Network are deeply concerned about the effects of COVID-19 on cocoa farming households, a group already in a vulnerable position.

World’s Largest Chocolate Companies Rated on Efforts to End Environmental and Labor Abuses

International Advocacy Groups Publish Joint Consumer Purchasing Guide Just in Time for the Easter Holiday

Mighty Earth “Cocoa Accountability Map” Brings Unprecedented Transparency to Cocoa Industry in Côte d’Ivoire

Interactive map includes never-before-released information, including locations of Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade certified co-ops and sourcing information for major chocolate companies