Ivory Coast Moves Cocoa Farmers from Protected Forests

The Ivory Coast is clearing tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from protected forests, threatening exports from the world’s top grower and leading to complaints about human rights abuses.
Cocoa represents about 10 percent of the former French colony’s economic output but the environmental costs of the industry’s growth have been high.
The European Union estimates three-quarters of the West African country’s forests, have disappeared in the past five decades, …

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