Choco chock by Aubrey Wade*

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Elias Mohammed, Kuapa Kokoo's secretary, hands Amoateng Charles (in red) money for his cocoa beans after weighing them. Kuapa Kokoo is a cocoa farmers' co-operative with 45,000 members spread across the forests of Kumasi. The farmers jointly own a 45 percent stake in the company, which is also a major stakeholder in the London-based fair trade company Divine Chocolate Ltd..