69 percent of the world’s cocoa, and Côte d’Ivoire in particular, which supplies 35 percent of the the world’s worst children 2 pdf’s cocoa. It is estimated that more than 1.
8 million children in West Africa are involved in growing cocoa. Ivorian cocoa is mixed with other cocoa. In 2013-2014, an estimated 1. 4 million children aged 5 years old to 11 years old worked in agriculture in cocoa-growing areas, approximately 800,000 of them engaged in hazardous work, including working with sharp tools and agricultural chemicals and carrying heavy loads. Not all work that children do is child labor. Côte d’Ivoire it began in the early 20th century.
Ghana became the largest cocoa producer in the world in 1910. By 1980 Côte d’Ivoire overtook Ghana as the biggest producer. In both countries, the majority of farms are small and family-owned. Family members, including children, are often expected to work on the farms.