Cargill Advances Child Protection Efforts in Direct Cocoa Supply Chains Globally
By Abubakar Ibrahim
As part of its ongoing efforts to tackle child labour in the cocoa sector, Cargill has announced progress on measures and partnerships taken to reduce child labour incidences in cocoa farming communities of the world.
The company has been partnering cocoa-farming communities to identify, remediate and prevent child labour through community-based interventions, access to education, training and entrepreneurship initiatives.
In Ghana, through partnerships with long standing NGO partner, CARE, the global cocoa giant says it has been working with the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) to introduce a community-based approach to Child Labour combat under its special initiative; the Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS).
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