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Certifications, Child Labour and Livelihood Strategies: An Analysis of the Cocoa Production in Ghana

Summary

The global cocoa industry has been pressured to improve the conditions of producers and safeguard children’s rights. This has imposed responsibilities on businesses, government and farmers to implement innovative interventions to improve the situation. This thesis investigated the innovative interventions being implemented by the actors to reduce the WFCL and improve the livelihoods of farmers and exploring how these may offer opportunities for sustainable structural change in the cocoa value-chain.