It is said that life tells the best stories. The truth to this adage is proven by Jay and Nii: two entrepreneurs who gave up the personal dream of their own beach hotel for something great that has changed not only their lives, but the lives of dozens of young Ghanaians. With a concentrated expression […]
You are a chocoholic and want to know everything about your favorite product? Or is your thirst for knowledge as strong as our hunger for chocolate? You’ve come to the right place if you want to know how milk gets into your favourite fairafric chocolate, what chocolate has to do with science and how fairafric works to preserve […]
There are many chocolates – because tastes are also known to be very different. Have you ever wondered which processes cocoa beans go through until chocolate is made? And do you wonder how we manage to produce the fairafric chocolates completely in Ghana? The harvest of the cocoa pods As soon as the longish cocoa […]
And what is “organic farming”? Besides that, why are fairafric-chocolates labelled as organic and others aren’t? Learn more by reading this short article. Let’s start with a definition. In Germany, there is a ministry called „Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture“ (in German shortly “BMEL”). And there is one concrete rule that says: Organic […]
You wonder how much cocoa farmers* earn at all? You are also interested in the price of a cocoa bag and the average size of a farm? We do not only have great chocolate, we also deliver answers to your questions. What are the general conditions for pricing in Ghana?
In the last blog post we explained how the world market price for cocoa is formed. Now you’re probably wondering which factors influence the price paid to the cocoa farmers* of our partner cooperative Yayra Glover? And what do fluctuations of the world market price mean for cocoa farmers? Let’s continue with some concise answers!
You have always wondered which rules the world market for cocoa follows? How it develops and how the world market price is formed? Do you think that all this sounds pretty complicated and you do not feel like fighting your way through thick tomes? This blog post offers you a short and sweet explanation! How […]
fairafric has been founded as a social business, aiming at improving the lives of as many people as possible by shifting the value creation process within the chocolate industry to the Global South. Following this vision, we have already helped to create jobs that enable people to live a middle-lass life, bringing true change to […]
It is with excitement and pride that we announce the plans to make our cocoa farmers in Ghana co-owners in fairafric, the business that makes all the sales of our proudly Made in Africa chocolate. As some readers might know, fairafric is owned by 265 individuals at the moment. Main shareholders are the founders who […]
Finally, we have some good news regarding our coconut-palm tree project: This May we gave our Ghanaian farmers the first load of coconut-palm tree seedlings. Is it a plantain-tree, a shady tree or a chance-tree? Maybe you can still remember what we promised already in the very beginning during our kickstarting campaign: We wanted to […]