31 Jul '14, 5pm

African cocoa farmers taste chocolate for the first time - priceless!

African cocoa farmers taste chocolate for the first time - priceless!

Though it’s a small West African country, Ivory Coast is the leading producer of coffee beans in the world. Many of the farmers have been working with cocoa beans for decades, but until recently never tasted chocolate. Why? CNN.com reports that because the farmers are at the bottom of a global supply chain that is “firmly against [them]” - in the form of traders, processors, exporters and manufacturers sitting above them demanding profits. This gives them little-to-no bargaining power and very little money to support their families in return – let alone buy chocolate.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/african-cocoa-farmers-tasting-chocol...

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