Tell these chocolate companies you want Fair Trade chocolate
Cocoa is a $16 billion a year industry, but the average annual revenue the cocoa farmers receives is between $30 and $110 per household. The Fair Trade certification for chocolate has given over 42,000 cocoa farmers in West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas a decent price for their crop. Since 90% of the world’s cocoa is grown on small family farms of 12 acres or less, Fair Trade cocoa is directly improving the standard of living for farmers in the poorest regions of the world.
For more information on the need for fair trade cocoa, please read Fair World Project’s article Chocolate: the Bitter and the Sweet.
Looking for committed Fair Trade choclate brands? Visit Fair World Project Commited Chocolate Brands Page.
FWP’s committed brands are based on one of the following criteria:
- Companies are a member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) or Cooperative Coffees;
- Certified by IMO’s Fair For Life program;
- Certified by the Agriculture Justice Project’s Food Justice Certified program;
- 70% or more of a company’s product line is certified by FLO/Transfair USA as “whole product” Fair Trade