By Ilaria Firmian – Knowledge Management Officer for IFAD Adapting to climate change through organic cocoa production in São Tomé The importance of facilitating local and regional market access for sustainable production systems through public-private partnerships; Restoration and development of protected areas goes hand in hand with sustainable pr
From falling #cocoa prices and abandonment of land in 1998,to an increased #organic production in Sao Tome today#IFAD
After hosting two international trade-related events in the region recently, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said he is committed to promoting a fair trade agenda that will create Wisconsin jobs and raise labor and environmental standards.
Promoting a #fairtrade agenda that will create #jobs and raise #labor and #environmental standards.
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.
Designing chocolate that will not melt in high heat has become an academic affair at the University of Cambridge, which will not say who is funding the study. But figuring that out is not rocket science.
Wouldn’t it be great if someone could invent a #chocolate bar that didn’t melt in the sun? The challenge to improve the human condition has been taken up by the University of #Cambridge. Read on for the full story!
ON Eid day, as most Bangladeshis were enjoying joyful moments with their friends and families, some 1,600 workers of Tuba Garments factory were on a hunger strike in the capital demanding their arre...
Ensuring #fairtrade means not only #ethical work practices but also #fair price.
#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