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World’s Top Cocoa Growers Court Voters By Hiking Farmer Pay

  • Ivory Coast, Ghana may raise farm-gate prices as much as 21%
  • Both countries are due to hold elections before year-end
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Plans by the world’s largest cocoa producers to pay growers more for their crop may help to sway voters in coming elections, but are likely to be unsustainable beyond next season.