Cocoa’s child laborers

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By Peter Whoriskey and Rachel Siegel Photos by Salwan Georges June 5, 2019, Washington Post. Mars, Nestlé and Hershey pledged nearly two decades ago to stop using cocoa harvested by children. Yet much of the chocolate you buy still starts with child labor. GUIGLO, Ivory Coast — Five boys are …

Paying the price of chocolate: Breaking cocoa farming’s cycle of poverty

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10-Jul-2014 By Oliver Nieburg, Industry voices discuss whether raising suggested retail prices for chocolate could incentivise cocoa farmers to invest in farms, bring them out of poverty and keep the next generation growing cocoa. HTTPS://WWW.CONFECTIONERYNEWS.COM/ARTICLE/2014/07/10/PRICE-OF-CHOCOLATE-BREAKING-POVERTY-CYCLE-IN-COC Read more here

Call for Papers – Practical Action Publishing and Food Chain

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It was announced during the Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS) 2018 publication workshop that work is going ahead with Practical Action Publishing to produce a special issue of Food Chain on ‘Fair Trade and the Sustainable Development Goals’. You can see the call for papers with the submission deadline of …

Updated FTI website launch announced by Center for Fair & Alternative Trade (CFAT)

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The Center for Fair & Alternative Trade (CFAT) is proud to announce the launch of the new updated Fair Trade Institute website, the world’s most comprehensive collection of fair trade publications and resources! CFAT Director, Laura Raynolds, worked closely with founder Valéry Bezençon, of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to …

TNI call for papers for publication in State of Power 2019

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The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays, short papers, infographics and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2019 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, we are particularly looking for accessible, engaging …