Abidjan — Ivory Coast plans to stamp out illegal cocoa production from national parks and forest reserves over the next five years to control output better and support a new floor price, say officials from the government and its cocoa regulator.

The plan will be announced this week at a meeting in Abidjan where officials from Ivory Coast and Ghana will discuss details of the strategy to establish the floor price with the industry, said three officials, who asked not to be named.

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