Media playback is unsupported on your device

African cocoa traders want bigger slice of the profits

13 June 2014 Last updated at 11:51 BST

Despite the demand for cocoa - expected to rise by 30% by 2020 - there are fears that there will not be extra chocolate and confectionery on retailers' shelves, unless small farmers and cocoa traders are given more power.

Chocolate is an $80bn global industry, but the bulk of the profits end up with the international corporations responsible for producing the finished products, rather than the cocoa farmers in west Africa.

This is one of the issues to be discussed by Africa leaders and cocoa traders at an industry conference in Amsterdam.

The BBC's Anna Holligan reports.

Watch: Africa Business Report

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.