Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre leave with their belongings

 
Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre leave with their belongings
Displaced cocoa farmers from the village of Baleko-Niegre leave with their belongings, in a protected forest about 70 km (43 miles) from the city of Sassandra, south western Ivory Coast June 16, 2013. The Ivory Coast is clearing tens of thousands of cocoa farmers from protected forests, threatening exports from the world's top grower and leading to complaints about human rights abuses. President Alassane Ouattara's government says it is prepared to pay the economic price of phasing agriculture out to save the dwindling tropical forest and the security services have started flattening houses and forcefully removing the farmers. Picture taken June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: AGRICULTURE POLITICS)