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 […]
fairafric starts Seedrs Campaign We are very proud to announce that we are in the middle of making the next big step with fairafric. In the 20 months since foundation we’ve grown in a pace that left us breathless at times. Since our first Kickstarter campaign in March/April 2016 we’ve gone a far way. Today […]
Last year we planted 7,000 trees near Kumasi that will be very beneficial to farmers in different ways. Most will wildly increase soil health and fertility while some can be used to provide construction material and regrow thereafter. The super tree Moringa provides leaves that can not only be used as super food but can […]
We have visited Yayra Glover to discuss our collaboration and meet some of their farmers and listen to their stories a couple of days ago. We have heard heart warming stories from them and are more convinced then ever, that the hard work of Yayra and his team is really paying for their member farmers. […]