Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Divine Chocolate - farmer owned fair trade company

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Divine chocolate is a marketer of fair trade African chocolate. It is owned by Kuapa Kokoo, a co-op of farmers in Ghana.

Kuapa Kokoo consists of:

  • Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union – a democratic organization of smallholder farmers run for the benefit of its members. Farmers are organized into village societies, area levels and then at a national level with farmers electing representatives at each level and with significant participation of women.
  • Kuapa Kokoo Ltd – the trading arm of the farmers union
  • Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Trust – the body that oversees the distribution of Fair Trade premiums for community projects
  • Kuapa Kokoo Credit Union – providing credit and banking services to the farmers of Kuapa Kokoo

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