How the World Chocolate Market Nearly Ate Itself

The cocoa industry is dealing with rising prices and falling crops, the result of decades of underinvestment.

The port town of San Pedro is an archipelago of fenced-off warehouses separated by wide expanses of red dirt and wild vegetation. At the end of the dry season it is washed with dust stirred up by the wind coming off the Atlantic, its provincial calm belying its huge significance as the heart of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa trade.

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