Fair Trade

“Fair Trade USA Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers” – 3BL Media – June 11, 2019

In a press release distributed by 3BL Media on June 11, 2019 Fair Trade USA, “the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in […]

“Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire announce joint action plans to end deforestation in cocoa sector” – Confectionery News – March 4, 2019

On March 4, 2019 Confectionery News reported that “(t)the world’s leading chocolate and cocoa companies have backed plans released today by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) to end deforestation and restore forest areas in the top cocoa-producing countries of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The three-tiered plans by governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana focus on […]