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About Amanda Berlan

Dr Amanda Berlan is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University specialising in the ethics and socio-economic sustainability of cocoa production. She has extensive field experience working with farmers in Ghana, India and the Dominican Republic and has published on a wide range of subjects including child labour, education, gender, productivity, crop management and Fairtrade. 

Articles by Amanda Berlan

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Child rights in the chocolate industry: a rocky road to progress

This piece examines media coverage of child exploitation in the cocoa industry, arguing that lasting change in this area will only come from a holistic and evidence-based approach in policymaking.

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