Good news for those who have turned to chocolate for solace during the many weeks of quarantine.

Ivory Coast’s government has pledged to boost local cocoa processors with a USD 17 million fund. Ivory Coast is the largest producer of cocoa but only around a quarter of the country’s output is processed in the country. Support for processors will mean more jobs and more revenues for one of Africa’s hitherto fastest growing economies.

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