Global Cocoa Sector Advances Effort to Sustain Industry, Improve Quality of Life for Farmers and Communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

October 17, 2014

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Global Cocoa Sector Advances Effort to Sustain Industry, Improve Quality of Life for Farmers and Communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

Industry Also Commits More than $700,000 to Fight Ebola in West Africa

COPENHAGEN (October 16, 2014) – Hundreds of members of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and leaders from the global cocoa sector convened in Copenhagen, Denmark to take further crucial steps toward implementing a comprehensive strategy, called CocoaAction, to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. WCF leadership also announced the collective effort to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa has resulted thus far in more than $700,000 that will be donated to two non-governmental organizations, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Caritas.

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