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Farming: Exodus raises fears for future of commodities

Posted on 28 January 2013

While child labour remains a cause for concern in coffee and cocoa production in the developing world, global buyers of these commodities are also worried about the ageing workforce. Many smallholder farmers are growing older and their offspring are abandoning rural areas, and the question is how to make commodities farming appealing to younger people.
Most statistics point to a demographic shift in rural areas. In one study for Cadbury, on cocoa farmers in the Ashanti, western, south and eastern regions of Ghana, the average age of the farmers was 51………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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