American Federation of Teachers, 4th floor conference room
555 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC
Despite nearly two decades of projects aimed at improving education, increasing productivity, and implementing cocoa certification, farmers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire still make significantly less than $2 a day. Such meager earnings leave farmers vulnerable to even minor economic or climate shocks, and fuel abuses such as child labor and labor trafficking.
Please join us Dec. 17, when ILRF will release a report analyzing these triends and convene a panel discussion about how to change the cocoa industry for the better.
Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum
Jeff Morgan, Director of Global Programs, Mars Chocolate
Kevin Willcutts, Deputy Director, International Labor Affairs Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Facilitator: Marina Colby, Senior Counter-Trafficking In Persons Fellow, Center for Excellency on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, USAID
Introduction: Elizabeth O'Connell, Fair Labor Campaigns Director, Green America