Increasing Cocoa Productivity through Improved Nutrition

Briefs
Sectors:
Agriculture, Nutrition
Organization:
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Author:
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Regions:
Africa, East Asia & Pacific
Publication Dates:
November, 2012
Content Formats:
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​Cocoa is cultivated in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Over 90% of global cocoa production cultivated by an estimated 5.5 million smallholders and most live below the poverty line and lack access to nutritious food. This concept brief analyzes cocoa production statistics compared with nutritional data of three major producer countries – Ivory Coast, Ghana and Indonesia. It then demonstrates the consequences of under-nutrition for the sector

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