Chocolate and Cocoa

Buying Fairtrade chocolate makes a huge difference to the lives of cocoa farmers and their families around the world.

ChocholateLife is tough for cocoa farmers. The price of cocoa beans has slumped in recent years despite high demand; disease and age are damaging cocoa trees, and few young people are becoming cocoa farmers because of the poor prospects.

Fairtrade helps to make cocoa farming in places like Ivory Coast and Ghana more sustainable by guaranteeing Minimum Prices and providing a Premium to invest in local communities, so farmers can provide a better future for themselves and their families.

And you can give them this opportunity just by enjoying your favorite Fairtrade chocolate treat. Read more.

Visit our Fairtrade MVPs page to learn about Canadian leaders in Fairtrade, or consult our interactive list of registered brands and companies that sell Fairtrade certified products in Canada. Contact them to find out where to buy in your area.

Fairtrade Impact in Infographics

Cocoa

Figures shown are global data for 2014, taken from the 7th edition of the Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade report. Financial figures have been converted to Canadian Dollars and are estimates only.