Unfortunately, this hasn't generated broad-based benefits for the majority of cocoa farmers.
Private sector, local governments and nongovernmental organizations in West Africa have worked to address child labor risks by monitoring farms, educating communities and building schools to offer alternatives to families.
Its long-term sustainability is threatened by numerous factors, including, intolerably, the risk of child labor on cocoa farms.
Individually, these payments incentivize practices that have been effective in reducing the risk of child labor in cocoa-farming communities.
It will help address the key economic, social, and infrastructure challenges that contribute to child labor risk.
— Mark Schneider
West Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana