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After hope comes fear for the future following drop in price of cocoa

After hope fears for the future: Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa farmers warn that a drop of 25% in the price they…

3 min read | April 29, 2021

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Anna Jones’ chocolate and blood orange freezer cake recipe

Anna Jones shares her delicious Fairtrade chocolate and blood orange freezer cake recipe and tells us why she chooses Fairtrade ingredients.

3 min read | February 22, 2021

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Cocoa farmers from ECAKOOG co-operative in Cote d'Ivoire dance through the cocoa farm, holding machetes.

Cocoa farming is a trade for all seasons

By Peter Ehrenberger. A dry heat hangs heavily over the Ivorian cocoa forest located near the city of Divo

4 min read | January 22, 2021

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Portrait of Yao Amenan Yvonne

Meet Fairtrade cocoa producer Yao Amenan Yvonne

As the cocoa harvest gets fully underway in Côte D’Ivoire we hear from Fairtrade cocoa producer Mme Yao about her…

4 min read | November 25, 2020

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Benjamin Ouedraogo breaks open cocoa pod

How Fairtrade and Ben & Jerry’s are working towards a living income for cocoa farmers

Together with Ben & Jerry’s we’re on a mission to make a living income possible for cocoa farmers in West Africa.

4 min read | November 18, 2020

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KitKat no longer Fairtrade

As the new cocoa harvest season kicked off in Côte d’Ivoire earlier this month, it also marked the sad moment when KitKats are no longer Fairtrade, a few months after Nestlé announced that KitKats would no longer contain Fairtrade cocoa and sugar.

4 min read | October 26, 2020

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10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate

10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate. What was the first ever Fairtrade chocolate bar and where does cocoa grow? Read this to find out.

3 min read | October 9, 2020

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Nestlé’s KitKat will stop being Fairtrade – FAQ

Since our statement about cocoa farmers’ concerns regarding KitKat moving away from Fairtrade, we have received many messages of support for farmers, as well as some questions. We have also seen questions on social media, so we would like to answer as many as we can.

5 min read | July 25, 2020

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New graduates of the Women’s School of Leadership in Côte d’Ivoire forge a new path for women cocoa farmers

In Côte d’Ivoire, women and men are working together to break down gender stereotypes in cocoa farming communities, and building up a new model of women as entrepreneurs and leaders.

6 min read | July 14, 2020

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6 Reasons Why Choosing Fairtrade Chocolate Makes a Difference

Think all chocolate is the same? And what about all the different sustainability labels you find on supermarket shelves? Think again…

4 min read | July 6, 2020

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