The programs of Certification bodies (Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance /UTZ) and chocolate companies ….. are all contributing to a better egg – but they are not there yet. You know these Easter products by the following certification markings – so look for them when you are buying chocolate this Easter
At the moment around 6% of the cost of a chocolate bar is returned to the farmer. This is not enough money for a farmer and their family to have basic housing, food and health care, water and sanitation, health care and allow them to send their children to school, and for small unforeseen expenses. This is called a living income and has been calculated to be US$6,133 for a farming family Cote d’Ivoire - the moment in Cote D’Ivoire it is $2,707.
Say thank you by ordering thank you cards to give to the shops and supermarkets where you find certified and program marked chocolate products www.stopthetraffik.com.au/shop