Case Study: Ivory Coast

  • The Ivory Coast - A cash crop disaster!
  • A harsh spell of dry weather in Ivory Coast's central Daloa region in 2006 spelt disaster for farmers there
  • Young cocoa trees were killed off by lack of water Rains scarcely fell in the major cocoa producing betwen November 2005 and Februaury 2006
  • Farmers in the world's top cocoa exporter said they expected to harvest far less than usual during April-September mid crop
  • Exporters estimated output would drop as low as 200,000 tonnes, far below lthe normal 400,000 tonnes

This video showcases the plight of the Cocoa industry in the Ivory Coast

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