Child Labour in Cocoa Farming
Most cocoa-growing families are poor, uneducated, and their cocoa crop is their main source of income. There are an estimated 2 million cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
98% of children engaged in child labour are working on their family farms.
Between 500,000 and 1.5 million children in cocoa growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have faced child labour.
Children in cocoa growing areas face the realities of rural poverty -- scarcity of land, food insecurity, lack of access to education and basic health services.
Children in cocoa growing communities face the realities of rural poverty. Click here to access detailed information about child labour in cocoa.