A Fair Trade for Gender? an Analysis of Cocoa production in Ivory Coast

By Nema Vinkeloe

Does a Fair Trade approach lead to more gender equality? While Fairtrade International, one of the major players in the Fair Trade movement, according to its global policy commits to enhancing gender equality, research finds that in the cocoa industry of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), their practice hardly differs from regular trade production that sustains gender inequalities and a triple burden for women.

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