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Cocoa Farmers

Chocolate is one of the UK’s favourite foods yet the farmers growing cocoa do not reap the rewards of its popularity.

Find out how together with farmers and businesses, Fairtrade is working for a fairer future, and how you can get involved.

Together let’s make trade fairer.

Woman sat splitting cocoa pods over a basket to collect the beans.
Genevieve in a line with cocoa farmers on her farm in Cote d'Ivoire

The path to living incomes

In 2019 Fairtrade launched an ambitious three year campaign calling on governments and the chocolate industry (worth £4billion in the UK alone) to commit to paying the living income to cocoa farmers in West Africa.

Ways to get involved

In your community

With thousands of local campaigning groups across the UK, including Towns, Schools, Universities and Faith Groups, there are lots of ways to get involved with Fairtrade in your community.

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Fairtrade Facts and Figures


of fairtrade is owned by farmers

The assembly combines 50 percent producer representation with 50 percent national Fairtrade organisation representation


Over the past 25 years, shoppers have generated 1 billion Euros in Fairtrade Premium for farmers and workers


fairtrade products in the UK

Think Fairtrade is just bananas and coffee? Think again. The full list includes ice cream, face cream, gold and flowers.