Cocoa Certification in West Africa: The Need for Change

Enrique Uribe-Leitz, François Ruf

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The goal of this chapter is to discuss various implementation challenges of current cocoa certification schemes at the farm level in West Africa. To this end, the chapter presents a selection of certification criteria (requirements) from the two leading certification schemes: UTZ Certified and Rainforest Alliance. The criteria selected exemplify typical implementation problems in the West African cocoa sector, though they are by no means an exhaustive list.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Global Value Chains
EditorsM. Schmidt, D. Giovannucci, D. Palekhov, B. Hansmann
ISBN (Electronic)9783319148779
ISBN (Print)9783319148762
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameNatural Resource Management in Transition
ISSN (Print)2198-9702
ISSN (Electronic)2198-9710


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