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  • 7 sensational Fairtrade chocolates for Chocolate Week

    5 October 2017 by Emily McCoy

    An annual week dedicated to the most delicious and most extravagant chocolates is music to many ears - but buying Fairtrade means your luxury doesn't come at the expense of cocoa farmers around the world. 

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  • Women's School of Leadership & women cocoa farmers in the Cote d Ivoire

    What's the last thing you'd expect to see in a cocoa growing region of Cote D'Ivoire?

    27 September 2017 by Cat Rayner, Fairtrade

    For Cat Rayner, Fairtrade employee of 15 years, it was a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra), something she sees only too frequently in her hometown of Hitchin, Hertfordshire but an unexpected sight in this part of the world. There was the dancing too, but that’s another story!

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  • Chocolate

    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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  • Raw Chocolate Company 2

    Chocolate made with real love

    12 August 2015 by By Kris McGowan, Customer Insight, The Raw Chocolate Company

    Dragons’ Den winner the Raw Chocolate Company on how it set off on a mission to offer chocolate that ticks all boxes

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    How to save chocolate

    25 November 2014 by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International

    The looming chocolate shortage is making headlines around the globe. Terrible, nightmarish forecasts predict a dark future – a future in which the chocolate we now enjoy will be expensive as caviar, and the rest of us will have to be content with “chocolate” containing so little cocoa that it actually bends.

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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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  • 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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