Bond 2033

The climate bond:
Climate-positive chocolate
Good for the planet & for you

0of 999,000€ of the bond 2033

Interest rate and term

8.00% interest

per year


End of term


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Organic cocoa from Dynamic Agroforestry

fairafric will store up to 4x as much CO2 in the soil as is emitted in the entire value chain.

Above a picture of a DAF farm of our partner Serendipalm.
(Copyright: Courtesy of Serendipalm and Dr. Bronner’s)

The huge advantages of DAF

Climate positivity

As soon as fairafric sources the cocoa from DAF farms, the CO2 footprint of each bar of chocolate is stored 4x in the ground.

Farmer income

The farmers can significantly increase their income by growing other crops such as mangoes, avocados and coconuts.

Soil quality

The farm becomes more resilient to pests, diseases and climate change, and the quality of the soil is also enhanced in the long term.

The path to climate positivity from fairafric

Climate-positive means that more climate-damaging emissions (e.g. CO2) and impacts are bound than caused.

The goal of fairafric is to leave the earth in a better condition than it was before our activities. We are not only concerned with CO2, but also with soil fertility, water storage, the highest possible biodiversity of plants and animals, resilience to climate change and the production of healthy products, among other things.

The Dynamic Agroforestry (DAF) cultivation method is based on the knowledge of the indigenous peoples of Latin America and combines many elements of regenerative agriculture or permaculture. The plants are grown in different levels (shrubs, half-stems, etc.) of the forest and different local tree species are planted: Crop trees, biomass trees, shade trees, etc. One of the main objectives is to produce a lot of biomass to improve soil quality. Therefore, not only cocoa is grown, but also other tree and plant species such as cashew, mango, pineapple, etc., which can be processed by Fairafric. The production of biomass binds a large amount of CO2 in the long term. Significantly more than is emitted in Fairafric's entire value chain.

fairafric emits significantly fewer emissions than other chocolate manufacturers thanks to its own solar-powered factory. Dennoch werden unvermeidbare Emissionen (u.a. in der Logistik) verursacht. Diese wurden bisher durch Unterstützung von Klimaprojekten in Westafrika kompensiert.
Unser großes Ziel ist es allerdings in der eigenen Wertschöpfungskette, die Umwelt besser zu hinterlassen als wir sie vorgefunden haben.
Deshalb werden wir ab 2024 unseren Kakao aus einem Dynamischen Agroforst (DAF) Projekt in Ghana beziehen. According to initial external analyses by experts, fairafric can bind 4x as much CO2 in the soil in the long term as is emitted in the value chain!

Cocoa is one of the most important cash crops in West Africa. Due to a lack of alternatives and in order to generate an income for the family, an area is often cleared and then as many cocoa trees as possible are planted on the piece of land. After a few years of intensive cultivation, the nutrient reserves in the soil are exhausted and a high use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides is necessary. In Ghana, conventional cocoa cultivation is responsible for the deforestation of 25% of the rainforest.

The cacao tree is a shade plant. This means that the cocoa tree needs larger trees (e.g. palm trees) above it to provide shade and help it to grow and thrive optimally. At DAF, care is therefore taken to ensure that the trees and plants stand next to the cocoa trees, provide sufficient shade and supply the nutrients that the cocoa tree needs. The greatest possible diversity of plants is necessary for this symbiosis. This symbiosis promotes biodiversity, increases the yield per tree, increases soil fertility and the water storage capacity of the soil and the biomass trees actively store CO2 in the soil.

In initial analyses, external experts have determined that by
storing the biomass in the soil, fairafric can store up to 4x more CO2 in the
soil in the long term than is emitted in the entire value chain.

Through our new Visitor Center, we also want to give our customers the opportunity to get a deep look into our operations. The factory visit will be combined with a visit to our farmer communities, all in one day! Unique in the world!

1. Higher cocoa premium
fairafric pays farmers a climate premium of 150$/MT in addition to the highest organic premium (660$/MT) in West Africa. This is a multiple of the regular organic premium or other certifications such as Fairtrade.

2. Diversification of income
Growing several crops helps to diversify income and makes it possible to earn an income outside of the cocoa harvest season.

3. Better soil quality & resilience to climate change
By improving soil fertility and other benefits of DAF for the soil, the plants become significantly stronger and more resistant to environmental influences. In addition, the soil quality increases the quality and yield of the fruit. This means that the land can be cultivated naturally in the long term and sustainably.

Our chocolate factory has been in rural Ghana Since 2020

Our global vision

Use business to end poverty

Our mission

Create 10,000 climate-friendly jobs in Africa

Our values

impact-oriented, transparent, respectful, environmentally conscious, visionary

Your investment in the SDGs

We are achieving tremendous impact in 7 of 17 SDGs across all dimensions of sustainability.

Reference fairafric AG

Weinrich Cord Budde Fairafric

Cord Budde

Owner Ludwig Weinrich

,,We were one of the first producers of organic & fair trade chocolate in Germany. I see a similarly bright future for Made in Africa."

Weinrich produces the brands Vivani, GEPA, iChoc, Devine and many more. More than 1 million bars are produced daily at the company's headquarters in Herford.

Weinrich joined fairafric in 2019 as a strategic investor. Weinrich has greatly increased their investment in fairafric this year.

Weinrich also trains our Ghanaian key personnel in the course of a training program and supports us in the operation of the factory.

Marie Claire Pellerin Fairafric

Marie-Claire Pellerin

CEO Claro Fair Trade AG

,,fairafric will shape fair trade. Because this is the only way to create an equal economy."

Claro Fair Trade AG is the Swiss fair trade organization and has around 60 points of sale for fair trade products.

Claro has been a strategic investor in fairafric since 2019. Claro has greatly expanded its investment in fairafric this year.

Claro takes over the distribution for fairafric in Switzerland.

Rudiger Daetz von Fairafric

Wolf-Rüdiger Daetz

Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender fairafric AG

,,Ich sehe in fairafric ein enormes Wachstumspotenzial und bin überzeugt, dass das Geschäftsmodell einen neuen Branchenstandard setzen kann."

Wolf-Rüdiger Daetz hat 30 Jahre Erfahrung als CFO im Bereich internationaler Industrie mit lokalen Einsätzen in Asien, Europa und Mittelamerika. Er ist überzeugter Impact Investor bei fairafric und Schokoladenliebhaber.

Seit 2022 ist er zudem Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender bei fairafric.

Frequently asked questions about fairafric

First official meetings between Hendrik and cocoa farmers and workers in Ghana.

First Kickstarter campaign
Foundation of fairafric GmbH
First production

Second Kickstarter campaign
Successful organic certification of the entire value chain

Switch from 20g bars to 100g bars

Third Kickstarter campaign
Climate-neutral certification (both chocolate and company)
Establishment of the fairafric Foundation, which holds shares in fairafric GmbH for cocoa farmers
First Seedrs campaign (Seedrs enables startups to gain their customers as shareholders), in which 264 private individuals participated in fairafric

Decision to build a larger chocolate factory on our own: On the land of the cocoa cooperative we work with, in the rural region where the cocoa beans grow.
Increase in shareholders to 360; Ludwig Weinrich and claro fairtrade AG join the fairafric family
Winner of the Lammsbräu Sustainability Award

Construction of our new chocolate factory in Amanase. Record-breaking construction time of 5.5 months from the ground-breaking ceremony to the first bar.

fairafric GmbH becomes fairafric AG. Within 3 days, the first convertible bond is fully subscribed with €990,000 and within 24 hours the first share issue of fairafric for €999,589.80 is sold out. fairafric buys 250 tons of cocoa beans for production in 2021 and pays the highest premiums in West Africa. fairafric also chases from record to record in 2021. fairafric more than doubles the previous year's sales and produces over 2,000,000 bars of chocolate.

After an outstanding first quarter in 2022, macroeconomic shocks prevent further growth for fairafric. However, while many other brands are struggling with declining sales and discontinuations, fairafric remains present in all markets and is gaining strong market share.

fairafric also reaches the final of the German Sustainability Award 2022 and is recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in Germany.

fairafric is entering the B2B business with its own line of chocolate drops. The chocolate drops are used in the products of large bakeries and cookie manufacturers, among others, and the line is soon running around the clock. fairafric launches a vegan cashew-based milk chocolate on the market, which is a complete success and becomes one of the best-selling products. fairafric receives the first major orders for contract manufacturing and starts production for the first customer in the USA.

The owners of fairafric are the founding team, our 1142 shareholders from the clientele, the Ludwig Weinrich GmbH and the claro fair trade AG as well as our team and the cocoa farmers of our partner cooperative.

In 2024, we will source organic cocoa from a dynamic agroforestry project in Ghana for the first time to achieve even greater ecological added value and pay the highest organic premium to our farmers. This will cost us more than 1 million euros.

We expect to be operationally profitable from 2025. As we will have some start-up costs with the switch to beans from dynamic agroforestry and our ingredient stocks and temporary storage facilities will have to increase significantly to enable the upcoming growth, we are forecasting a loss for 2024.

Through our new Visitor Center, we also want to give our customers the opportunity to get a deep look into our operations. The factory visit will be combined with a visit to our farmer communities, all in one day! Unique in the world!

Frequently asked questions about the bond

For every €1,000 you lend us today, you will receive €80 in interest every year until repayment begins.

Repayment begins in March 2027 and is made in 14 installments (2 payments per year in March and September) until the end of the term (Jan 2033). From March 2027, you will therefore receive a constant payment consisting of interest and repayment (a so-called annuity) of €192.07 per €1,000 invested.In the end, you will get €1,526.20 of your €1,000 back. You can find an example of the repayment plan here.

Since the loan is issued unsecured, it can come to the total loss of your investment.

Therefore, do not invest money that you absolutely need.

The impact of fairafric

The Management Team in Ghana

Michael Marmon-Halm

Managing Director Ghana

Michael brings more than 12 years of experience in the cocoa industry in Ghana and has studied quality management.


Griselda Esther Ossei

Chief of Staff

Griselda brings a wealth of experience in accounting and supports in strategic planning and execution around the fairafric brand, marketing, HR and operations in Ghana.


Enoch Padi Adu

Technical Manager

Enoch is a process planning and system control specialist with over 15 years of cocoa processing experience with 3 multinational cocoa processing companies.

Henry Sackey

Production Manager

Henry has 9 years of professional experience in the cocoa processing industry and is well versed in quality control and quality assurance for food products.


Audrey Marmon-Halm

Quality Manager

Audrey has 11 years of professional experience in quality control and assurance.


The Management Team in Germany

Hendrik Reimers

Founder & CEO

Hendrik has celebrated many successes in international software sales before founding fairafric.


Jonas Schaller

CFO Germany

Jonas brings several years of experience in controlling and finance, especially in an international context.



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