Cocoa producers come all the way from Ghana to show Ivybridge the importance of Fairtrade

IVYBRIDGE is going cocoa crazy for the next two weeks for Fairtrade Fortnight 2017.

Organised by the Ivybridge Fairtrade Group, the fortnight will see events around the town and some special visitors, all with a focus on chocolate.

The events will highlight the difference buying Fairtrade products makes to producers, and increase public awareness in line with Ivybridge’s status as a Fairtrade town.

On Tuesday, February 28 pupils at Ivybridge Community College will get a fascinating insight into the value of Fairtrade through a visit from two Ghanaian cocoa farmers, Isaac Baidoo and Veronica Mintah. Isaac and Veronica are members of Kuapa Kokoo, a Fairtrade-certified cocoa farmer’s organisation in the country that ensures a fair price is paid for the crop and invests in social projects.

On Friday, March 3 the Coop is organising a Fairtrade Community Evening at the Erme Primary School from 7pm – 9pm. There will be a chocolate-themed stall outside the Coop in Glanville’s Mill on Sat, March 4 and a Fairtrade service at St John’s Parish Church, Blachford Road on Sunday, March 5 at 10.30am. Ivybridge Methodist Church will also be marking Fairtrade Fortnight on Sunday, March 12.




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