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Ivory Coast farmers ditching cocoa for rubber

Producers in world's biggest cocoa supplier turn to rubber harvesting.

Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 12:00
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Humble cocoa is the key ingredient of chocolate but farmers in the Ivory Coast, the world's leading producer, are ditching their beans for rubber.

Last year, Ivorian farmers produced 255,000 tonnes of rubber, and aim to increase production to 600,000 by 2020.

Easier to produce, and less seasonal, rubber is increasingly replacing cocoa as the crop of choice.

Al Jazeera's Yvone Ndege reports from Sikensi.

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