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Topsy turvy: Sustainable cocoa efforts are upside down, says WWF

Discussing how a very small proportion of the world's cocoa producers is responsible for the negative impacts of the industry, Oliver Nieburg of WWF presents options for improving performance.

He argues that chocolate companies and certification organizations can help improve productivity more effectively by improving underperforming cocoa farmers rather than rewarding top producers. 

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