Since 2017, fairafric is a certified supplier for the fair trade shop confederation. And we are pretty proud of that – but what does that mean in detail?
We purchase the salt for our hot-selling Fleur de Sel chocolate from our partner Khoisan Trading from the province of Western Cape in South Africa. We from fairafric got to this wonderful partner through Fair Band, the federal association for fair import and sales. Today we talked to Gerhard Müller, the German representative for Khoisan Trading, about the fact that salt is harvested, what a salt garden is and how the white gold connects people.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.