Cocoa farmers earn about 1/3 of a living wage. Is fair trade enough?
We're 100% in support of paying farmers a premium, increasing yields, and creating market access. And...
The vast majority of this *extremely* simplified (and admittedly, highly variable) specialty chocolate pie (inspired by a similar chart Gillian Goddard shared years back) is currently enjoyed in the global north. A % increase on that *tiny* agricultural cacao slice isn't covering the 2/3 gap. There's far more work to do.
That's why we support opportunities for growing communities to make (manufacture) and sell (wholesale and retail or restaurant) cacao products to multiply current income and create a healthy local economy.
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