Cocoa Supply Chain Correspondent
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How can we intensify production in a sustainable way, to satisfy growing demand? The sustainability of the supply chain depends on its capacity to adapt to climate-related constraints (particularly pests and diseases) and pressure on resources. It must also be attractive to small-scale producers.
For producers and technical centres
Ageing farmers and plantings, a drop in soil fertility, and low productivity are exacerbating the competition with other, more lucrative crops, or more attractive non-agricultural activities. For these players, the challenge is to:
For industrialists, chocolate makers and consumers
Global demand is growing and diversifying. For these players, the challenge is to: