Towards Boosting Youth Employment

Investing in the sustainable Cocoa Value Chain in West Africa

Sustainable Investment in Africa
Pavillon Orange
11:45 to 12:45

The European Commission stands with Germany and other EU and AU Member States to pitch for investment and partnerships that benefit the entire cocoa value chain. Working with private and public sector finance institutions to develop and grow the market for equitable and ethical cocoa production, the most important goal is to halt deforestation, deliver farmers, and especially smallholders, with a decent income and create job opportunities along the value chain. This session looked at the role African and EU governments and the private sector can play in educating consumers and incentivising companies to create fairer more sustainable cocoa value chains; the specific interventions required to protect natural resources; how to make trading conditions fairer; and current and future investment opportunities in the value chain.