(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Gendered global production networks : analysis of cocoa–chocolate sourcing

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • School of Environment, Education and Development, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines gendered global production networks through analysis of cocoa–chocolate sourcing. To do so, it analyses the value chain is linking Europe and cocoa-growing regions in the Western, Eastern and Ashanti regions (Ghana) and in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu (India). It shows that women consumers ascribe to ‘quality’ chocolate, yet women's contribution to quality cocoa production is poorly remunerated, enhancing value capture by chocolate companies. It concludes that contested gendered power asymmetries and societal ‘re-embedding’ could potential-ly contribute to economic and social upgrading of women farmers and workers, enhancing future quality cocoa sourcing


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no5 [pp. 791-803]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl.



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