December 20, 2023Manasvi Asthana

Illegally Nigerian cocoa heads to major chocolate makers in the supply chain

Framers break cocoa pods inside the conservation zone of the Omo Forest Reserve in Nigeria. Farmers, buyers and others say that it heads from deforested areas of the protected reserve.

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Farmer harvests cocoa pods at a farm inside the conservation zone of the Omo Forest.

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Farmers check cocoa pods at their farm inside the conservation zone in the Omo Forest Reserve in Nigeria.

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Cocoa farmer dries cocoa beans at a facility inside the Reserve in Nigeria.

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Bag marked Tulip Cocoa inside a warehouse at Aba Panu farms sector of the conversation zone in the forest.

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Workers bag cocoa beans at a warehouse inside the conversation zone.

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Bags of cocoa transported on a bus in a farm sector inside the conservation zone.

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