#Chocolatier Paul Johnson and his wife Jean are practicing a form of business that goes beyond fair trade, using micro scale production to bring real social benefits to cacao farmers on the Caribbean coast of #CostaRica.
Trade Aid brings justice to international trade, provides our trading partners with hope for a brighter future and creates positive change in their lives. Trade Aid is a truly unique New Zealand based fair trade organisation. We are importers, wholesalers and retailers of fair trade products. We go above and beyond basic fair trade standards and our relationships with our trading partners form the basis of everything we do. We share our profits with our trading partners, we help support our partners to increase production and quality and are willing to pay for our product before we receive it through interest free pre-financing. We engage in long term trading relationships and we speak out for greater justice in international trade rules, all this plus paying a fairer price. Trade Aid works with more than 75 trading partners in over 30 countries. We work primarily with family groups, co-operatives and associations often through non-profit development organisations. By forming these groups producers are often able to increase their own political power enabling them to create social and economic change. They are better able to access credit, reduce raw material costs and establish higher and more just prices for their products. Profits are often reinvested into developing their businesses and channelled into community projects. Through support and income generation these partners are able to make positive changes to their lives and can look forward to a brighter future.
Life in New Zealand just got a whole lot sweeter. #handmadechange #chocolate #fairtrade #ethical
Justmeans (blog) Chocolate and Cocoa Companies Sign On To CocoaAction Program Justmeans (blog) The companies that are a part of Cocoa Action will work closely with the Ivorian and Ghanian governments to train cocoa farmers in techniques to make...
Today also marks the end of the 103rd session of the International Labor Conference and Ed Potter, director of global workplace rights at The Coca-Cola Company, bows out from the ILO Employers' group after years of distinguished service.
Combating Child Labor day by day. On the road of increased awareness!
According to the project coordinator for the Toledo Cacao Growers Association Thomas Tillett, the Association currently has a membership of about 1,100 cacao farmers. And while that may seem like a small amount, when ...
Why fair is good for trade Supply Management These are the findings of Empowering Women Farmers in Agricultural Value Chains, a report from Twin, an ethical trading supply chain charity, that says businesses are unaware of the value women provide...
Fair Trade and Organically produced chocolate has been hitting the news lately, with more and more of the major brands trialling lines with chocolate grown and produced using ethical and sustainable practices. Brands such as Cadbury and Nestle have been dipping their toes into ethical chocolate and
Get your #sustainable and #ethical style of sweets for this #Halloween.
I'm a big fan of baking with chocolate. Is there anything greater than melting together dark chocolate and butter to create luscious dark chocolate cookies? Or using fancy expensive - New Zealand Herald