New data shows women could be struggling on just 23p (29c) a day, well below the extreme poverty line of £1.40 ($1.81) and organisation calls on government and chocolate companies to join the Alliance on Living Incomes in Cocoa, a new international initiative.
Latest Lumina Intelligence analysis draws on labeling and product information of almost 3,000 chocolate, coffee and tea products in leading online stores across 20 countries, as well as 900 commitments to sustainability from 34 leading companies.
Despite garnering plenty of accolades for its single-origin bars, the Massachusetts chocolatier decided to call it quits after 12 years. For founder Colin Gasko, the business model of boutique chocolate seems ‘unsustainable.’
In the week Fairtrade made a major announcement on increasing its Minimum Price for cocoa and upping its farmers’ premium payments, Jon Walker, the foundation’s senior cocoa advisor, talks exclusively to Confectionery News about Fairtrade’s strategy for...