Ivory Coast Fights Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations

Ivory Coast Fights Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations

Ivory Coast Fights Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations


Seventy percent of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, most of it from Ivory Coast. Child labor on cocoa plantations has been well-documented and persists despite a 15-year-old agreement between the government and the world’s top chocolate sellers to stop it. Emilie Iob reports from Ivory Coast on efforts to stop the practice.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/media/video/ivory-coasts-fights-child-labor-on-cocoa-plantations/3258596.html

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  1. i used to deliver newspapers when i was 12 years old. i guess by today’s standards that would be child abuse, back then it was a way to make money and buy candy that my mother could not afford. when children work when they are young, they have a better work ethic as adults imo.

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