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Publication | 25 January 2021

Cocoa Talks - EU Virtual Roundtables on Sustainable Cocoa

Global Food and Nutrition Security

On the 22nd of September 2020, the European Commission launched with EU stakeholders an inclusive dialogue on sustainable cocoa production in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The dialogue brings together key EU stakeholders, including representatives of Member States, the European Parliament, industry and civil society organisations. The Ambassadors of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to the EU took part in the launch event with a supporting message from authorities of the respective countries. The objective of the multi-stakeholder dialogue is to foster progress in the elimination of child labour and child trafficking in cocoa supply chains, enhancing the protection and restorations of forests in cocoa-producing regions, and ensuring a living income for cocoa farmers.