(Tulane University, 2014). These children are often engaged in hazardous works such as cutting bean pods from trees using large, dangerous tools. More than 70% of the world’s cocoa is supplied by the West African countries and hence, cocoa became one of the most common and important forms of agriculture in these countries. Although Cote d’Ivoire’s cocoa exports in 2010 worthed around 2.5 billion dollars, most of the cocoa farmers earn less than US$0.50 a day, which is far below the global poverty line of US$1.90 a day (The World Bank, 2015). This is mainly because, most of the times, the large chocolate industries are the one who decide the prices of cocoa.
In struggling to simply make a living, these farmers often do not have the adequate resources to pursue other job or education alternatives and are unable to move up the social ladder and improve their living conditions. There is a stark absence of the ‘trickle-down theory’ that have been often touted by staunch capitalist advocates, and at least in the chocolate industry, the affluent countries continue to benefit from the low prices of chocolate, and the manufacturers by the high profits, all at the expense of the poor cocoa bean
The author being swede has no idea of the socio economic impacts of companies like Nike on third world countries. I would have to agree that the workers conditions have improved, but looking at the big picture I was alarmed with more and more multinational companies coming in to follow the Nike model all the local companies will be out of business not being able to compete with huge companies like Nike in case of Vietnam as the number of people go and work for companies like Nike few people will work in the farms and which will cause a shortage in basic essentials like food and then companies will take advantage and start selling products bought from other countries at a price more than what the people can pay and this is a vicious cycle . although people might feel that their lives have improved for now they forget to see the big picture and not so far in the distant future they will realize the how they have been exploited .from the beginning of time they are always people who were exploited but as days go by the way that they are exploited gets more and more complicated and by the time people realize it is going to be too late. They are able to get education now and afford better lives for themselves and their families but by completely ruining their countries
Direct policy tools like bans on child labor or requirements that children attend school, however politically appealing, are of doubtful effect. 1. Developing countries often lack sources to put into effect child hard work bans, in particular when maximum child paintings for their dad and mom on circle of relatives farms non-compliance with compulsory schooling legal guidelines countries to be a huge trouble in today is developing world. 2. There's no assure that such rules will adjust nearby exertions markets in a manner that increase own family earnings, and therefore an monetary incentive for children to work will continue to be real-international hard work market law can have an effect on enough of the child hard work marketplace to have
Did you know that there is a secret ingredient in chocolate that you were not aware of? Chocolate is one of the most popular commodities in the word, little do we know that most cocoa beans are harvested in Côte d’Ivoire using child labor. Most children are tricked into this process and are smuggled to their “owners”. The common belief about slavery being abolished now seems untrue; it merely changed its form. The documentary “The Dark Side of Chocolate” (Miki Mistrati, 2010) sheds light upon major issues facing the chocolate industry.
In addition to being influenced by historical factors, contemporary African education systems are shaped by the political and economic environment (Lewis 55). The children's parents can barely afford to pay for their children to eat and have a roof over their head, so what makes their government think they can afford to pay for school fees? Kids all over Africa are not attending school for many reasons, fees being the biggest reason. If there are kids attending school in Africa, they will go sometimes for sure because, why not? But other times these kids will not attend school because their parents tell them not to go so their kids can help them get extra money if their income declines.
Less cash place them in a shut circle of neediness and appetite influencing their kids making them chronically malnourished. In creating nations, ranchers frequently can't bear the cost of seeds so they can't plant the yields that would accommodate their families. They may need to develop crops without the apparatuses and manures they require. Others have no area or water or training. In without further ado, the poor are hungry and their appetite traps them in neediness.
The implications of stopping the use of child labour in the cocoa industry in Cote d'Ivoire spread far and wide, affecting the government, cocoa farmers, chocolate companies and children themselves. The UN's Food & Agriculture Organisation states that more than a third of the world’s cocoa is supplied by Cote d'Ivoire. Cocoa is the country's largest export, earning around 2.5 billion dollars in 2010. According to a report by Tulane University that investigated the 2013, 2014 harvest season, there were around 1,203,473 child laborers aged 5 to 17 in the cocoa industry, of which 95.9% were engaged in hazardous work. Stopping child labour in Côte d'Ivoire will improve children's education & health levels.
These chocolates may seem tasty to us, but it is a really different story for the kids that work tirelessly every day. Also, these kids don 't even go to school, just to make a few dollars a day to help their families. Child labour may seem beneficial to companies that hire children, but what they may not know is that making kids work has many negative impacts on the childhood of children from toddlers-teens. (https://youtu.be/KXWFXeIZY9g) Kids are working more than 12 hours a day, getting injured and not going to school. In return they make a few dollars a day.