How we test our cocoa beans – from farm to factory

Let's talk about beans! Cocoa beans are very important for us to be able to produce our chocolate. To ensure that it not only tastes good but also meets the highest organic quality standards, the little beans have to go through a number of processes and inspections before they can be turned into chocolate. Today we would like to show you what the journey of our fairafric beans looks like.

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Child labor in the cocoa sector

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.

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Africa Day – its importance and celebration in 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.

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Team Germany – A look behind the scenes

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.

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Food for the bin – A look at the issue of food waste

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.

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What’s the deal with planting trees?

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?

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World Water Day

Water is essential for life. We drink it, cook and wash with it. But water shortage and water pollution are one of the greatest challenges of our time. To draw attention to this, World Water Day has been organized since 1993.

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Diversification of Income: A cocoa farmer’s perspective

In our last Kickstarter campaign, our supporters sponsored 500 coconut seedlings for the cocoa farmers of Amanase and Suhum. Why does this make such a huge difference? Our Accra-based creative team travelled to the cocoa farms to find out more about the importance of diversification of income. If you would also like to donate a coconut seedling, you can sign up for our newsletter - we will plant one coconut seedling for every subscription.

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