Ivory Coast said on Monday it would refuse to validate a US-sponsored report due to be published next month about child labor in its cocoa sector unless the researchers and US government accept changes to the methodology.
A big banner of Coffee-Cocoa Council (CCC), is seen in a street in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, December 9, 2019. Picture taken December 9, 2019. (Reuters)
A farmer carries a bucket of cocoa beans at a cocoa farm in Azaguie, Ivory Coast, October 22, 2019. Picture taken October 22,2019. (Reuters)