Monday, February 20, 2023

Fairtrade cocoa

Fairtrade cocoa farmers are paid a Fairtrade Minimum Price for their goods, which acts as a safeguard when market prices drop. Organic production is incentivized with a higher Minimum Price.

This allows farmers to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better life for their families. These farmers receive additional fair trade premiums for investing in community development.
The first Fair Trade Label, “Max Havelaar”, was founded in 1988. The idea behind the label was to provide consumers with confidence that coffees bearing that mark were procured ethically. In 1994, the first Fairtrade certified product Green & Black’s Maya Gold Chocolate made with cocoa from Belize is launched, followed shortly after by Cafédirect coffee, Percol coffee and Clipper tea.

The certifications ensure that the products go through a rigorous process to ensure that the ingredients and farming practices used are fair trade certified. Fair Trade standards promote environmental sustainability in producing cocoa crops. They prohibit the use of dangerous agro-chemicals and GMOs.

Fairtrade cocoa beans originate from all over the world, but the majority of Fairtrade cocoa beans come from Africa. Some of the countries that produce the most Fairtrade cocoa include Ghana, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast.
Fairtrade cocoa

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