From a talk given to the European Coffee Symposium in Vienna by Dr Peter Griffiths. Although about…

From a talk given to the European Coffee Symposium in Vienna by Dr Peter Griffiths. Although about coffee many of the same arguments can be made in cacao.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzzXijnICKY


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Thanks for sharing

Fairtrade does very little for farmers in the Third World/developing nations/Global South. It kills some. But it is very good for Western Business.

A compelling presentation about some of the shortcomings of institutionalized Fairtrade and an argument for the kinds of direct-trade alternatives that many small chocolate makers pursue. I can personally attest about the lack of documentation surrounding the monies that actually make their way to farmers.

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