Take Exploitation Out Of Our Chocolate

Less than 75 pence. Less than half what she needs for a decent standard of life.

That's all Ivorian cocoa farmers like Salimata earn in a day. And plummeting world cocoa prices have only made things worse.

These unfair prices are leaving many families struggling to afford the basics: schooling for their children, medical treatment when they are ill and even access to safe water.

This isn't right. Women like Salimata, often doing the hardest work while enjoying fewer rights than male farmers, deserve a living income. 

At this time it’s crucial the UK government leads the way in making international trade deals work for the poor. Please sign our petition to tell the Prime Minister we don't want this exploitation in our chocolate. 

What we want the Prime Minister to do

We are asking the PM to:

Lead the way: Support a global initiative of governments and business to reach living incomes for farmers and workers, starting with cocoa.

Make living incomes a priority in UK-funded international aid projects

Incorporate living income into the UK's Human Rights and Business policies.

Please add your name and ask the UK government to back the hard-working farmers who make the cocoa that goes into the chocolate we enjoy.

Find out more about women cocoa farmers

Women cocoa farmers do the lion's share of work on cocoa farms in West Africa but often receive little reward. Find out more about the experience of women cocoa farmers through our interactive long read - The New Queens of Cocoa.

The New Queens of Cocoa
Meet the women cocoa farmers growing in courage in the face of adversity in the Ivory Coast