Farming threatens forests in Ivory Coast
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Cocoa farming threatens rainforests in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa producer but a little known fact is that 40% of the country's crop is grown in protected forests - land supposed to contain virgin rainforest and nothing else.

The government says it is determined to restore its forests and evict illegal farmers.

But it faces a dilemma: risk damaging its cocoa output or risk losing its rainforests altogether.

The BBC's Tamasin Ford reports from Monogaga in the west of Ivory Coast for Africa Business Report.

  • 09 Oct 2016
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