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    10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate to remember this Chocolate Week

    10 October 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

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  • Putting women at the centre of Ghana’s cocoa production

    17 April 2014 by Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Martine Parry, media manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, visited Ghana earlier this year to see how Fairtrade cocoa co-operative Kuapa Kokoo is empowering women to transform their lives.

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  • Valuing our bananas on Save a Banana Day

    26 March 2014 by Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    On Save a Banana Day, Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, documents a recent visit to banana producers and workers in Ghana, and tells us why valuing our bananas, and those who produce them, is more important than ever.

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  • Farmers want to sell more product on Fairtrade terms - we must scale up

    24 January 2014 by Lucy Walker, Fairtrade campaigner

    When Fairtrade campaigner Lucy Walker applied to be a Fairtrade schools mentor with People and Planet, she didn’t expect that a year later she’d be meeting producers first-hand in Ghana. In this guest blog, Lucy questions the difference that more Fairtrade could make to millions of smallholder farmers.

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