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Update on Living Income in the Cocoa Sector

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) held its flagship Partnership Meeting October 23-24 in Berlin, Germany. WCF President Richard Scobey launched the meeting with the industry’s new vision which rests on the three pillars of: (1) Prosperous farmers and supporting profitable farming businesses (2) Empowered communities able to lead their own development, including protecting the rights of children; and (3) Healthy planet with biodiverse landscapes and reduced carbon footprint. He reiterated the WCF’s commitment to living income for farmers as a critical building block for this vision. The first day was marked by the announcement by the governments of the world’s largest cocoa producing countries

Learning from benchmarking Living Income: 3.3 Calculating the cost of decent non-food non-housing an

In 2018, the Living Income Community of Practice (LI CoP) embarked on a new adventure – applying the Anker Living Wage Methodology to estimate living income for cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. This blog is part of a series reflecting on this experience and what we as a community have learned both about the methodology and about the value of living income benchmarks themselves. This podcast on the 'cost of decent non-food non-housing and unforeseen events' is the first of three that explore the lessons from the calculation component of the benchmarking process. In it we interview researcher Sally Smith who led the Ghana benchmark calculation work. The two living income benchmark st

Learning from benchmarking Living Income: 3.2 Calculating the cost of decent housing

In 2018, the Living Income Community of Practice (LI CoP) embarked on a new adventure – applying the Anker Living Wage Methodology to estimate living income for cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. This blog is part of a series reflecting on this experience and what we as a community have learned both about the methodology and about the value of living income benchmarks themselves. This podcast on the 'cost of decent housing' is the second of three that explore the lessons from the calculation component of the benchmarking process. In it we interview researcher Sally Smith who led the Ghana benchmark calculation work. The two living income benchmark studies were presented to stakeholde

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