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  • Climate adaptation increases vulnerability of cocoa farmers, study shows

    Headshot of Sean Kennedy

    Climate adaptation by cocoa farmers in Indonesia has made them more vulnerable to economic and climatic risks, says Sean Kennedy, a professor of urban and regional planning. Kennedy found that strategies to keep cocoa farmers in place transferred climate-related risks from chocolate manufacturers to the farmers.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Sean Kennedy, email

    The paper “The power to stay: Climate, cocoa, and the politics of displacement” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2021.1978839