WHAT FAIR TRADE MEANS Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and it is based on partnership between producers and consumers. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price to producers as well as social and environmental standards to ensure food safety. Fairtrade guarantees a minimum price of $1600 per Metric tonne of cocoa, a social premium of $200 per Metric tonne and an extra premium when the world market price of cocoa falls below the guaranteed price of $2,000.
SOME BENEFITS FROM THE FAIRTRADE PREMIUM:
Social Projects such as boreholes, schools, sanitary facilities, corn mills and nut crackers among others Income generating activities like livestock, snail, grass cutter and mushroom production Periodic Training and Education tailored to the needs of farmers Payment of annual bonus’ to farmers Annual General Meetings As Fairtrade Certified Producers, Kuapa is committed to the following Good quality Cocoa Beans Environmentally safe practices Good Records Keeping Democracy, Transparency and Accountability