Last week, we have already announced it in our newsletter: fairafric now has an extension officer! Mubarak will make sure that child labor will not be an issue on the farms where fairafric’s cocoa is harvested. Due to this occasion we would like to tell you more about child labor in the cocoa sector and explain how we prevent it.
We love chocolate. You have probably noticed that by now. And we are not the only ones who do. Chocolate consumption is increasing worldwide and so is the demand for cocoa. However, cocoa farmers are increasingly experiencing declining yields and are struggling with the consequences of climate change. In this blog post, you will learn how protecting biodiversity can help to overcome these challenges and what our hunger for chocolate has to do with mosquitoes.
Fresh bread, with chocolate cream on top - what a dream! Today we want to share with you a recipe for homemade chocolate spread. The secret ingredient is our fair trade organic cocoa powder that is 100% produced in Ghana, just like our delicious chocolate.
Last year, our dream of having our own solar-powered chocolate factory in Ghana became reality. Since October 2020, we have been producing our chocolate in the cocoa-growing region of Suhum - organic, fair and completely in Ghanaian hands. To produce fantastic chocolate, you need not only a factory and good machines - but also great people. And today we would like to introduce them to you.. Raise the curtain for Team Ghana!
Every year on May 25, Africa Day is celebrated around the world. Did you know that Ghana played a central role in the creation of the so-called A-Day? In today’s blogpost we talk more about the history and meaning of this holiday. Furthermore, we give you an insight on how Ghana celebrates this special day.
fairafric has grown a lot in the last few months, both in Germany and in Ghana. New jobs have been created, structures have been changed and new wonderful people have been recruited for our social business. That's why we thought it was time to let you take a look behind the scenes. How is our company structured? What is important to us in our daily work? How do our departments work and interact with each other? Starting with Team Germany, we would like to tell you more about the people behind the company.
In last week's blog post, we took an in-depth look at the issue of food waste. Today we would like to show what you can do personally to prevent the unnecessary waste of food. We have some great tips and recipes from Germany and Ghana!
Imagine if all the food produced worldwide since the beginning of this year was simply thrown away. That would be pretty stupid, wouldn't it? And an insane waste of labor, money and resources. But that is exactly what is happening. Every year, a third of the food produced globally simply ends up in the bin. In Germany, we are among the front-runners when it comes to throwing food away. But other countries, such as Ghana, are also struggling with this problem. So let’s talk about it.
We take Earth Day as an opportunity this week to talk about an important and topical issue: Tree planting. Many companies, from social businesses to fast food chains, are nowadays advertising products with planting trees or want to use it as a way to offset their carbon footprint. But what is the real impact of this trend and what should companies and consumers look out for?