Cocoa farmers announce first programmes with Fairtrade Social Premium
Date of publication: March 1, 2010
Source: Cadbury Press Release
Cadbury Dairy Milk has announced the investment plans for its first Fairtrade social premium to cocoa farmers in Ghana following its groundbreaking move to be the first mainstream confectioner to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark.
The first instalment of £500,000 will go directly into projects determined by the farmers themselves since receiving the funds. The programmes include building wells and mobile health clinics and funding for carbon reduction schemes. Alongside the community investment, the money is also being used to fund farmer training, incentives and provision of tools.