A product chain organisation study of certified cocoa supply
Paper i proceeding, 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, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Henrikke Baumann

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Josefin Borg

Chalmers, Energi och miljö

Emma Keller

Llorenc Mila i Canals

Julie K Selmer

Chalmers, Energi och miljö

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


Hållbar utveckling


Miljö- och naturvårdsvetenskap

Ekonomi och näringsliv