Child Labour On Ivory Coast Cocoa Farms Rises During Pandemic, Study Finds

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 07. 02. 08:30

Child labour has increased in top grower Ivory Coast’s cocoa sector during its coronavirus lockdown, according to a report released by an industry-backed foundation.

The percentage of children engaged in labour between mid-March and mid-May rose to 19.4% from 16% in the same period in recent years, according to a survey of over 1,400 households conducted by the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI).