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She Deserves £1.86

£1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.

This is why we at Fairtrade are campaigning for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa. If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.

*WIP estimation based on the Living Income Community of Practice

**This is the estimated daily income per household member based on a typical cocoa farming household

Introducing Rutland’s very own Fairtrade Chocolate Bar. The luxury milk chocolate bar has been produced by The Meaningful Chocolate Company

Any businesses interested in stocking the Rutland Fairtrade Chocolate Bar should contact the Rutland Fairtrade Forum at rutlandfairtrade@gmail.com

Choose Fairtrade……

 

If you are interested in learning more about Fairtrade in Rutland and would like to get involved you can contact us by emailing rutlandfairtrade@gmail.com

 

A World of Fair Trade Producers

Video from World Fair Trade Organization

The County of Rutland was granted Fairtrade Status in March 2007.  This means that a certain level of support has been reached in the promotion and use of Fairtrade marked products in all sectors of the community – local authorities, retail outlets, restaurants, cafés, businesses, clubs and associations, schools and churches.  Rutland County Council and the Town Councils of  Oakham and Uppingham have all resolved to support and promote this initiative.

Receiving the Fairtrade County certificate

Receiving the Fairtrade County certificate, Dr Laurence Howard, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland with Sher Ghazi, manager of a dried fruit co-operative in Pakistan, at a ceremony in Oakham Castle

 
 
 
 

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