The impact of climate change on cocoa farming in Ghana

By now it is a well-known fact that climate change affects all aspects of our lives. It should therefore come to no surprise that it also has an impact on something we all enjoy very much – chocolate. Now, what exactly does climate change have to do with the cocoa plant and therefore with our chocolate? We will get to the bottom of this connection in the following.

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European agricultural imports to Ghana and their influences on the local economy

Today, fairafric is taking a look beyond the chocolate plate and examines the Ghanaian poultry sector in detail. For what reason? – That’s quite simple: The global poultry market is a descriptive example for economic impact on a country whose local supply was replaced by global imports.

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Start-Up scene in Ghana

In today's free market economy, start-ups are just as important as fresh air is for breathing: investors who specialise entirely in newly founded companies, government subsidies for start-ups or start-up awards with high prize pools - these are just a few examples supporting this thesis.

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How corona effects ghanas economy

Due to given circumstances we, the German fairafric team, have made the decision to work from home until further notice. In view of the current development of the Corona pandemic, we see the necessity to take this step. We want to make our contribution to keep the curve (of the infection rate) as flat as possible (#flattenthecurve).

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From high-end hotel to safe space for street children: The wonderful story of the JayNii Streetwise Foundation

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.

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Cardboard boxes and Psychology: The Ripple Effect of Doing Business in Ghana

We are going to provide you with some insight into the precarious labour market in Ghana. We are going to explain to you why cardboard boxes are underestimated. On top of that, we will give you further insight into important data and facts, which are nearly too crazy to believe.

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How does the cocoa market in Ghana work?

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!

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A hand full of hope: The smith and the five cocoa beans

The victory of cocoa in Africa started with Tetteh Quarshie. Legend has it that he secretly brought the cocoa to Ghana and, by doing so, laid the foundation for one of the most important Ghanaian and African export products. Nevertheless, the history of cocoa cultivation in Ghana goes deeper than the legend would lead one to assume.

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