publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2003

TOWARDS MORE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COCOA TRADE

Abbott, Philip C.; Abbott, Philip C.;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
Cocoa is a classic Third World cash crop. It is produced mostly by small, poor farmers in Africa, while its products - chocolate and sun tan oil - are consumed by rich consumers in North America and Europe. A few West African economies are highly dependent on foreign exchange earned from cocoa sales. It has therefore been targeted by Oxfam's Fair Trade initiative, and IITA's Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP) is launching an effort of become more aligned with consumer's social preferences. The most obvious dimension to addressing consumer demand for cocoa products is to insure provision of high quality products, which has become problematic since structural a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institutional and Behavioral Economics, International Relations/Trade,, Institutional and Behavioral Economics, International Relations/Trade
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