African cocoa growers seek more than money

12/2/2013 | ConfectioneryNews.com (France)

Asia's booming car industry is luring farmers away from the cocoa crop and toward rubber and palm, but simply paying farmers more will not work, according to Sofie de Lathouwer, Barry Callebaut's marketing director. Barry Callebaut is hoping to combat this through programs that educate farmers about increasing productivity and improving the quality of cocoa crops through practices such as composting.

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