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

Promotie

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

Promovendus R (Rita) Owusu Amankwah
Promotor prof.dr. GTP (Guido) Ruivenkamp
prof.dr.ir. JSC (Han) Wiskerke
Copromotor dr.ir. JP (Joost) Jongerden
Organisatie Wageningen University & Research, Rural Sociology, Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)
Datum

wo 26 augustus 2015 11:00 tot 12:30

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

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.