Stable Income for Cacao Farmers
Imagine you are working full-time in a physically demanding job, but only earn one-third of the minimum living wage! You need to feed four children and take them to school every day. School is an hour away and there is no public transport. You cannot afford a car or a motorbike. There is no gas, no electricity and no water in your house, so before you can make food in the morning or evening, you first have to collect firewood and fetch water.
This is the dramatic reality of cacao farmers, which was discussed again this month at the World Cocoa Conference. A situation that is all the more unbearable since the chocolate industry and supermarkets are making record profits on chocolate products.
Read on to find out why only the right prices as we guarantee them to our farmers offer a way out.