Cocoa is one of the fastest growing products in the Fairtrade market. Global Fairtrade cocoa sales doubled to an estimated 30.000 tonnes in 2010, driven by growth in international markets where more than 120 companies now sell over 500 Fairtrade chocolate confectionery products.
Around 85.000 farmers from 62 producer organisations in 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America benefit from supplying Fairtrade cocoa. For small-scale farmers' organisation, Fairtrade offers a stable Minimum Price that covers costs of production and allows planning for the future, access to credit, and an additional Premium to invest in business improvements such as quality control programmes and in community projects such as clinics, schools and clean water. Fairtrade environmental standards promote sound agricultural practices focusing on minimised and safe use of agrochemicals, responsible waste management, maintenance of soil fertility, protection of water resources, and no use of genetically modified organisms.
Learn more about Fairtrade and cocoa farming here.
Fairtrade chocolate available in South Africa:
CADBURY DAIRY MILK
Traded by: Kraft Foods South Africa | Website
The range includes: plain chocolate
You can buy this chocolate at:
Retail price category: R 0-25
The range includes: milk, white and dark chocolate. All the chocolate is Fairtrade and organic.
You can buy this chocolate at: Wellness Warehouse, selected Spar stores
Retail price category: R 25-50
Download the full Fairtrade Product Directory (XLS, last updated 30 April 2013)