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Cocoa in post-conflict Liberia : the role of institutions for the development of inclusive agricultural markets
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Eriksson Skoog, Gun and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2016
Liberia has a long history of non-inclusive development with dire consequences for its population, in terms of poverty and conflict. This research explores recent trends in the post-war Liberian cocoa market that suggest a possible break with the past. Structural changes in the cocoa market are found to have strengthened the bargaining power of smallholder farmers and increased their market participation on increasingly beneficial terms in a number of ways – such as a larger share of the world-market price and better access to inputs and services. The&...