One of the most tragic things about the state of farming in India is how many farmers cannot afford to truly enjoy what they grow, frequently going hungry or opting to keep aside only the most meagre rations for themselves while selling the best of their produce.

This is not only tragic but also incredibly ironic, and we were reminded of this when we saw this this video of cocoa farmers in West Africa tasting chocolate (from the cocoa they grew) for the very first time.

Richard Quest from CNN travelled to the Ivory Coast to show the farmers the end product of what they have spent their whole lives growing.

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Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.