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Chocolate nations : living and dying for cocoa in West Africa

Author: Orla Ryan
Publisher: London : Zed ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: African arguments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chocolate. The very word hints 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 Nations reveals the hard economic realities of our favourite sweet. This vivid and gripping exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orla Ryan
ISBN: 9781848130050 1848130058 9781848130043 184813004X
OCLC Number: 646112135
Notes: "In association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, Social Science Research Council."
Description: viii, 182 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ghana is cocoa --
Cocoa wars --
Child labour --
Follow the money --
From bean to bar --
Fairtrade myths and reality --
Trading games --
Building a sustainable future.
Series Title: African arguments.
Responsibility: Orla Ryan.
Local System Bib Number:
389851

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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  Read more...
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'A captivating read, painting a lively picture of the West African cocoa trade from a variety of perspectives.'Daniel Balint Kurti, Global Witness'I gave up eating chocolate years ago after seeing at Read more...

 
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