Fairtrade on the road
Fairtrade on the Road follows Fairtrade employees, producers and others as they crisscross the globe working to build relationships, fairer trade terms, and sustainable livelihoods. Fairtrade...
Even though Oro Verde is primarily a coffee cooperative, they're using cocoa to mitigate the risks around volatile coffee prices. Check out the whole story on this great Peruvian Cooperative.
Chocolate Facts and Figures
COCOA CULTIVATION Chocolate is actually made from a fruit – the cocoa bean. About 40 cocoa beans are contained within a cocoa pod. In Ghana cocoa trees are cultivated on small farms in amongst otherrainforest crops such as maize and bananas. The rainforest canopy and other plants protect the cocoa tree, providing shade from the intense Ghanaian sun.
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Achieving More Together: Fairtrade Cocoa from the Ivory Coast
ECOOKIM is a Fairtrade certified cooperative in the Ivory Coast. Selling cocoa on Fairtrade terms has brought the communities they serve many benefits. Film produced…