Cocoa Household Income Study in Côte d’Ivoire 2020
In 2016 Fairtrade International commissioned a study to examine household incomes of cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire which informed the 2017-2018 cocoa price review as well as the development of the Living Income Strategy for cocoa. The study outlined the farmer income situation in Cote d’Ivoire and highlighted the challenges which farmers were facing. Since then Fairtrade International has been working on farmer income improvements through a holistic approach. In addition, lifting cocoa farmers out of the poverty has become a priority in the cocoa sector. As such, it is time to reassess farmer income for Fairtrade cocoa farmers and to understand the evolution of farmer income in the past few years.