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Farmers And Workers In Africa And Middle East Meet In Accra For Fairtrade Africa General Assembly

Fairtrade Africa has organised its General Assembly (GA) on the 26th August 2022 in Accra, Ghana for Fairtrade certified producer organisations across the continent. GA is the highest decision-making body of Fairtrade Africa, constituted by representatives of producer organisations across Africa, who meet annually to deliberate on topics related to trade, market opportunities, sustainable production,

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Fairtrade Africa Discusses Role of Sustainability At ARSO 28th General Assembly

Fairtrade Africa participated in the 28th ARSO General Assembly organized from 27th June, -1st July, 2022 at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The GA brought together ARSO members, who are national standards bodies across the continent, and partners of ARSO to discuss key issues on standardization within Africa. There were four panel discussion including

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3.6 Million Ghanaians Are Food Insecure- Ghana Statistical Service Announces

Story by Enock Akonnor enockakonnor2013@gmail.com The level of food insecurity in Ghana presently stands at 11.7 percent, implying a food insecure population of 3.6million people; officials of Ghana Statistical Service have disclosed. Per the 2020 nationwide Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) covering 260 administrative districts, 1.6 million people out the above-mentioned total food

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GREEN GHANA 2022: Forestry Commission Officials Distribute Over 1 million Seedlings In Ashanti Region

Story by Enock Akonnor, enockakonnor2013@gmail.com The Ashanti regional chapter of the Ghana Forestry Commission on 20th May 2020 commenced the distribution of seedlings as part of the Green Ghana Project. So far, 1,717,000 have been distributed within the region; an effort geared towards hitting and perhaps exceeding a target of 4million trees apportioned for the

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Sustainable Livelihood For Ghanaian Cocoa Farmers: Fairtrade Foundation Publishes New Report

Fairtrade Foundation has published a new report revealing key insights into factors that can either enable or jeopardise the ability of Fairtrade-certified cocoa co-operatives in Ghana to create and fairly distribute positive benefits to their farmer members. Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, the report has been commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation

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Mars Incorporated Supports 14,000 Cocoa Farmers For Sustainable Living Income by 2030

Mars Incorporated, a maker of chocolate for more than 100 years, today announced a new effort to improve the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers.  The two groundbreaking, farmer-first programs will aim to support 14,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia on a path to a sustainable living income in the next eight years. These

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Fairtrade Africa And Ben & Jerry Transform Lives Of Women And Youth In Agbengourou

Fairtrade Africa Programme Manager Chris Oluoch and Head of Region for West Africa, Edward Akapire, paid a field visit to CAPRESSA, a Fairtrade certified producer organisation in Agbengourou Cote d’Ivoire, together with Fairtrade Africa staff, Anne Marie Yao Dje, Sonndia Polneau, and Caroline Sang. Mr. Tizie, a representative from the Youth Employment Agency, and Mr

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EU’s Deforestation Proposal Must Do More for Smallholder Farmers – Fairtrade Int

The European Commission’s legislative proposal is a ‘groundbreaking’ step towards combatting deforestation. But it cannot abandon smallholders in the process. Our planet’s forests are more than just green lungs breathing life. They cover nearly a third of Earth’s land area, are home to 80 per cent of all terrestrial species, and provide an estimated 1.6

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Major Chocolate Companies Failed In Pledge To End Deforestation, Comprehensive New Study Shows

More than four years after the high-profile launch of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI), Africa’s top cocoa-producing nations continue to see huge areas of forest being destroyed to make room for cocoa production, according to a new data analysis by Mighty Earth. Sweet Nothings: How the Chocolate Industry has Failed to Honor Promises to

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SAD: PFJ Policy Sinks In Deep Waters…Farmers To Stage Demo Come 2nd January

NPP’s much trumpeted Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) plus Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) policies have triggered a decision for a massive protest come 2nd January 2022. Chairman for Farmer based organizations at Afigya Kwabre District Mr. John Senya has said he is seriously mobilizing small holder farmers across the country to

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“Farmers In Ksi Have Benefitted Immensely From Planting For Food And Jobs Policy”- Sam Pyne

Kumasi City Mayor Hon Sam Pyne has announced that farmers within the metropolis have benefited immensely from the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) and the Fertilizer Subsidy Programme. The assembly he indicated has also made some significant strides to consolidate the local food system through extensive collaboration with various players including market queens, researchers

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BAD OMEN!!! Cocoa Farmers Reiterate Decision To Stage Protest On Farmers’ Day

Cocoa farmers in Ghana have reiterated their long planned decision to stage a protest against COCOBOD officials and for that matter government in the soon coming Farmers’ Day celebration. On Wednesday 3rd November 2021, embittered farmers openly coughed out their annoyance against officials in Kumasi following their (officials) failure to address their welfare, hence their

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Wahala!!! COCOBOD CEO Under Pressure As Farmers Plan Demo Against NPP Gov’t Come 1st December

A Press briefing held in Kumasi on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 by aggrieved Cocoa farmers has assumed a shocking twist as they (farmers) have sworn heaven and earth to stage a massive protest against NPP and COCOBOD officials. Should government fail to address their welfare and properly effect measures to ensure the smooth implementation of

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Just In: Cocoa Farmers Mount Pressure On COCOBOD Officials In Ksi Over Pension Scheme Implementation

Cocoa farmers in Ghana have kicked against the decision by officials of COCOBOD to carry out the implementation of their pension scheme through a newly inaugurated Board of Trustees. The Ghana National Cocoa Farmers Association (GNACOFA) per their official press release copied to the office of www.leakynews.net are saying that it is not convinced about

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