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October 20, 2020 - Aljazeera

Child labour rising in Ghana and Ivory Coast’s cocoa farms: Study

Child labour rising in Ghana and Ivory Coast’s cocoa farms: Study
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Children doing hazardous work has gone up in the world’s top cocoa producers, a US government study found.

The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast during the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.

The prevalence of children doing hazardous work, including using sharp tools, has also gone up in the world’s top two cocoa producers, according to the study funded by the United States government.

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