Friday, 7 February 2014

Rising price of chocolate

It’s been dubbed a global crisis by Forbes.  The Financial Times has told chocoholics to beware.  We’re talking about the rising price of chocolate.  By the end of this year, prices are expected to have increased by a third.  

It's because of low supplies in the main cocoa growing region of West Africa.  Some analysts have put it down to bad weather.  But farmers in Ivory Coast – the world’s biggest cocoa producer – say it’s not only about the rainfall.  

Supplies are low because they’re switching to the more lucrative crop of rubber.  The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from Abengourou – in the east of the country.

To listen to this report, please click on this link.

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