Cocoa industry experts say the supply of cocoa is not growing as fast as the demand for cocoa products, like chocolate, and that there will be a global shortage of cocoa within the next five years.
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The extra money paid to farmers and workers who are certified as Fairtrade has risen above the €100 million mark for the first time, according to new figures released today.
EU funds a Fairtrade South Africa project to increase awareness of, and access to, sustainable consumerism in SA.
Globally, without a doubt, consumers are moving towards a much greater ethical awareness of their purchasing power.
Agriculture is an industry under strain with a severe drought crippling production, the depreciation of the Rand, investor uncertainty and more. There are trends that have been exerting influence on the industry for years and new trends emerge as markets move and change fast.
Alvercia Juries (26) is not only the first person in her family and her community to attain a tertiary qualification, she is also the very first amongst those belonging to South Africa’s network of Fairtrade-accredited farms.
With just a few days until the crucial climate change talks start in Paris, Fairtrade producers from Latin America and Africa are preparing to travel to COP21 to make the voice of smallholders heard in the debate. They will be joining the call for a binding climate deal, sharing the resourceful ways they are finding to adapt and calling for more
The South African Fairtrade Sugar Project launched in 2014 and we can expect to see the first crop of cane sugar obtaining Fairtrade certification in late 2015 and, in addition, the first local company utilising locally produced Fairtrade certified sugar.
In November, the Col’Cacchio pizzeria annual Celebrity Chef Series will feature Ivor Jones, head chef at South Africa’s top restaurant, The Test Kitchen, when he will create a signature pizza in aid of charity, paired with Fairtrade wine brand Place in the Sun.