We love the sweet stuff but there’s something that might leave a bitter taste.
There’s currently a surplus of cocoa. That’s good for chocolate lovers, but bad news for farmers, as prices have plummeted. That means they get paid less for their hard work, which makes life harder. The average cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire already lives on less than £1 a day. It’s no surprise that there aren’t enough young people going into cocoa farming. That could mean no one to take over from the current generation. If that happens we’ll go from too much cocoa to not enough!
Imagine a world without chocolate. Watch this film to see our take on it.
But there’s something you can do. Choose a Fairtrade chocolate egg this Easter and you’ll know that the farmers who grew the cocoa in it received a fairer deal for their hard work. They can also get training and better equipment so they can grow more, sell more and earn more.