The effects of climate change are already a reality for many people in the Global South. But what exactly is the situation like in West Africa? Find out here what the future holds for cocoa farming and chocolate production in Ghana.
Every year, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) issues the so-called Cocoa Barometer, an enormously important review of the global cocoa trade. Here we show you what can be gathered from these reports, who is responsible for it and what the outcome of the current study is for 2018.
Anyone who goes shopping nowadays will often want to have a good conscience with purchasing more expensive organic or Fairtrade food. Nevertheless one recurring thought stays and pops up the moment those fair groceries are paid and packed in: Is it going to change something?
It is not always easy for consumers to keep track between labels, seals, and brands, especially when it comes to fair trade and organic products. However, what exactly is the purpose of fair trade? Is fair chain better than fair trade? What is the difference between fair trade seals, fair trade labels and fair trade brands? A small road map.
Cocoa and chocolate trade is way more political and complicated than what it seems to be at first sight. We’ve already written about this extensively in respect to distinct stages in the trade and production chain. The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Africa also concerns our chocolate. But what does this agreement really mean?
Marios Georgiadis has visited our production partner Niche Cocoa in Tema as well as our cocoa farmers in Suhum. He has recorded his impressions in a captivating travel report. Marios Georgiadis was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied Hotel and Tourism Management at SSTH, Chur, Switzerland and has served as a hotel director on cruise ships for 19 years. He now works from home in recruitment.