Fairtrade: Craving Change in Chocolate: How to Achieve a Living Wage for Cocoa Farmers
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Fairtrade: Craving Change in Chocolate: How to Achieve a Living Wage for Cocoa Farmers

The chocolate industry is worth £4billion in the UK. Despite this many cocoa farmers in West Africa, where 60% of cocoa is grown, are living in poverty and are unable to pay for essentials like food, send their children to school or buy medicine if they fall sick. Based on new research carried out by Fairtrade International and by the ISEAL Alliance, the report, “Craving change in chocolate: How to secure a living income for cocoa farmers” argues living incomes are key to ensuring the future sustainability of cocoa.

Source: ICN

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