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Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture

Kennedy Ntoso, Head of Olam Cocoa Sustainability (Ghana) talks about his involvement with the Gender Sub Working Group (GSWG) of Ghana’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme.
Female farmer in Ghana, with her crops growing behind her, Olam.

Child Labour in Cocoa: What We’re Doing

60% of child labour is in the agricultural sector. That’s a staggering fact made more concerning when you learn in West Africa, where 70% of the world’s cocoa is sourced, 2.1 million children work in cocoa fields.
Happy West African farming family sat on a bench. Child labour is a huge issue in the region and specifically in agriculture. Olam is tackling the interlocking challenges faced by cocoa growing communities to facilitate balance.

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