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Fairtrade Cocoa Facts & Figures: Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade, 7th Edition, 2015


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This overview of Fairtrade cocoa lists facts and figures on Fairtrade's impact for small-scale farmers around the world. The full report can be found at

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Fairtrade Cocoa Facts & Figures: Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade, 7th Edition, 2015

  1. 1. SEVENTH EDITION February 2016 Monitoring the scope and benefits of fairtrade COCOA © Éric St-Pierre
  2. 2. Fairtrade cocoa producer organizations At the end of 2014, 129 small producer organizations in 20 countries held Fairtrade certification for cocoa, representing 179,800 small- scale farmers © Éric St-Pierre
  3. 3. Fairtrade cocoa production volumes The overall production of Fairtrade certified cocoa grew to 218,000 MT, an increase of 24% on the levels for 2012–13, largely due to more accurate reporting of production by producers © Éric St-Pierre
  4. 4. Fairtrade cocoa production areas Worldwide, the average area of land that a Fairtrade small- scale farmer devotes to cocoa cultivation is 2.6 hectares © Sylvain Ly
  5. 5. Cocoa Fairtrade Sourcing Programs and producer support programs in west africa a total of 18 companies have begun to source Fairtrade cocoa through the Fairtrade Sourcing Programs (FSP). The additional income generated through FSP commitments is being used to increase investment in producer support programs in West Africa. For more information about the Fairtrade Sourcing Programs, and how they are helping farmers, visit sourcing-programs.html © Éric St-Pierre
  6. 6. Fairtrade cocoa premium usage In cocoa, as in other products, the Fairtrade Premium was overwhelmingly used to support producer organizations and farmers to strengthen their businesses and livelihoods. In 2013–14, this accounted for 45% of the Fairtrade Premium © James Robinson
  7. 7. Want to know more? All information contained in this presentation and summaries of impact research can be found in our report ‘Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade, Seventh Edition 2015’ at:
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