She Deserves Fairtrade: the Story of Chocolate
The Old Bank Residency, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB
25 February, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. IN: Social Action
This Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February-8 March 2020) we are telling the stories of the farmers behind the £4billion UK chocolate industry who are, against the odds, becoming role models and successful businesswomen in their local communities in West Africa.
As part of the events happening across the UK to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, Fairtrade Manchester are holding a panel event to share inspiring stories about the women behind our chocolate.
Fairtrade’s She Deserves campaign highlights research on the cocoa sector in West Africa, where 60% of the world’s cocoa is grown, revealing the average farmer lives on as little as 74p per day and despite carrying out much of the farming needed to produce cocoa, women earn even less.