The problem of child labor in cocoa growing in Ghana has been widely reported both in Ghana and elsewhere. In most cases children aged seven to fifteen years, who are expected to be in school, often take part in work that is considered injurious to their health. Major stakeholders in the cocoa industry, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, processors and consuming countries have put in place measures to eradicate the problem. However, there is enough evidence that this problem will not end anytime soon. These measures are examined, and others that could help solve this problem in cocoa growing in the Western Region of Ghana have been suggested.
Baidoo taught for 12 years at Basic schools in Ghana before pursuing his university education. He is currently working on his Ph.D. thesis on "The socio-economic dimensions of land grab in Ghana."