The EU have introduced a new regulation on the import of products linked to deforestation – but will this reduce deforestation globally?
Reforestation programmes should consider the parasitic relationship between mistletoes and their hosts and their ecological benefits for bird diversity.
The Ghanaian currency is facing structural hurdles.
Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire’s best option is to control and restrict supply instead of simply adding a price premium.
Ghana remains heavily dependent on primary commodity exports for foreign exchange earnings.
What is it about chamomile tea, milk and cocoa that could help us sleep better, and what does the evidence say?
There’s a bittersweet history to chocolate in America. At one plantation museum in Virginia, the story of enslaved chocolatier Caesar shows the oppression that lay behind the elite’s culinary treat.
Cocoa may not be the panacea it was once believed to be, but it’s more than just a guilty pleasure.
Before you stock the pantry with chocolate this Easter, think twice about whether it’s ethically produced.
The rising demand on the world market for cocoa has put pressure on Ghana’s forests.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
It is time for Ghana to consider the future of its cocoa farmers rather than multinational chocolate producers.
Many nations are restoring degraded tropical forests to slow climate change, protect endangered species and improve rural life. But those forests often are cleared again soon afterward.
President Paul Biya’s credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
A bold new commitment from the cocoa and chocolate industry to end deforestation is welcome. But we must avoid blaming the farmers.
Don’t believe all the healthy hype.
The benchmark scheme that protects cocoa farmers and local communities could be toppled as big players rethink their role.
A little-known fruit could provide an alternative to cocoa butter.
Nobel laureate and Kwame Nkrumah’s economic adviser Arthur Lewis saw Ghana as a testing ground for his ideas on economic development. But he was met with fierce resistance.