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World Cocoa Foundation Launches Cocoa Livelihoods Program in Nigeria
Date:3/8/2010

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony held in Osogbo, Osun State, the World Cocoa Foundation today launched the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP) in Nigeria.  The program initially announced in February 2009, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 14 chocolate industry companies, is expected to significantly improve the livelihoods of nearly 30,000 cocoa farmers in Nigeria by 2014.

The work in Nigeria is part of a larger five-country program targeting 200,000 cocoa-growing households across Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Liberia.  The program will be active in five states: Abia, Cross River, Edo, Ondo, and Osun.  


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