[ Communist Party of Great Britain. ] Duplicated Typescript headed 'Information Document prepared by Africa Committee' on 'The West African Cocoa Industry' (Gold Coast, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and French Cameroons).

[ Communist Party of Great Britain, International Department ] [ West African Cocoa Industry; Gold Coast; Nigeria; Ivory Coast; French Cameroons; Jimmy Shields (1900-1949) ]
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[ Communist Party of Great Britain, London. ] International Department, 16, King Street, London, W.C.2. May, 1946.
SKU: 18726

5pp., 8vo. On five foolscap leaves. In good condition, lightly aged. The report is single-spaced, and factual rather than polemical, describing the 'network of buying stations' (run by 'non-European intermediaries (African or Syrian)') maintained by the 'European firms that buy and export practically the whole crop', and the recommendations of the 1938 Nowell Report. Arranged under the following headings: 'World Consumption', 'The Cocoa Industry in the Gold Coast', 'Conditions of Cultivation', 'Marketing', 'Co-operative Marketing', 'The Buying "Pool" and the Hold-Up `1936-7', 'The Cocoa Industry in Nigeria', 'Co-operative Societies', 'Main Recommendations of the Nowell Commission', 'Cocoa Control 1939-1943', 'Research'. From the papers of Jimmy Shields of the International Department of the Communist Party of Great Britain. No other copy traced.