Chocolate Nations Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa

ISBN-10: 1780323093

ISBN-13: 9781780323091

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Orla Ryan

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FROM BEAN TO BAR - WHERE DOES YOUR CHOCOLATE COME FROM?Chocolate - the very word conjures up a hint of the forbidden and a taste of the decadent. Yet the story behind the chocolate bar is rarely one of luxury...From the thousands of children who work on plantations to the smallholders who harvest the beans,Chocolate Nationsreveals the hard economic realities of our favorite sweet. This vivid and gripping exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories of the producers and traders at the heart of the West African industry. Orla Ryan shows that only a tiny fraction of the cash we pay for a chocolate bar actually makes it back to the farmers, and sheds light on what Fair Trade really means on the ground.Provocative and eye-opening,Chocolate Nationsexposes the true story of how the treat we love makes it on to our supermarket shelves.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 4/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ghana is cocoa
Cocoa wars
Child labour
Follow the money
Prom bean to bar
Fairtrade myths and reality
Trading games
Building a sustainable future
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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