A product chain organisation study of certified cocoa supply
Paper in proceedings, 2013

Cocoa supplies may become limited in the future. Demands for sustainable cocoa sparked an exploration of the product chain organisation of conventional and certified cocoa from Ghana. The comparison shows that transparency requirements have led to a more complex product chain. Even so, certification has yielded important productivity increases resulting in environmental benefits (e.g. reduced greenhouse gas emissions) and improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers.

supply chains

cocoa farming



sustainable sourcing


George Afrane

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Henrikke Baumann

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Josefin Borg

Chalmers, Energy and Environment

Emma Keller

Llorenc Mila i Canals

Julie K Selmer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment

6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, LCM2013, 25-28 August 2013,Göteborg

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

Economics and Business

Environmental Sciences

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