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2009-07-07 06:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuapa Kokoo, co-owners of Divine Chocolate, the pioneering fair trade chocolate brand, proudly extends an invitation for President Obama to come visit them during his upcoming trip to Ghana. The invitation includes the opportunity to learn not only about cocoa from Ghana, but how this dynamic group of 45,000 cocoa farmers is using democratic cooperation and Fair Trade as a way to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and to invest in their future. "We...

2009-03-03 18:00:00

Cadbury's UK announces intention to convert approximately 20% of their chocolate range to Fair trade, joining Divine on a journey started 10 years ago. WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique to Divine Chocolate, one of the leading dedicated Fairtrade companies in the UK and the USA, is the amazing story of how smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana came to own 45% of a chocolate company. A company that has pioneered the market for Fair Trade chocolate; a company with products in all the...

2005-10-04 07:45:00

By Orla Ryan KUMASI, Ghana (Reuters) - When Ghana's cocoa farmers find themselves flush with cash from the new harvest, many celebrate by taking new wives or spending their wealth on prostitutes. It's a chance to show off rare riches or enjoy life for a while in one of the world's poorest countries. But some health officials and industry workers in the West African country fear these harvest customs could lead to a rise in HIV/AIDS levels among experienced cultivators and skilled workers in...

2005-06-27 01:17:19

By Eleanor Wason DADEASE, Ghana (Reuters) - Delegates at the G8 summit inGleneagles, Scotland next month will find in their luxury hotelrooms a complementary bar of Fairtrade "Divine" Chocolate. As the leaders of the major industrialized nations debatehow to dig Africa out of poverty, they can savour cocoa grownby a cooperative in Ghana that has found its own way toovercome trade barriers and gain a larger slice of the profitmade from its produce. Kuapa Kokoo's 45,000 members are the...