PHASE 1. BRAINSTORMING
Sample questions / Tasting chocolate bars
- Do you like chocolate?
- How do you feel when you eat chocolate?
- How much chocolate do you eat in a week?
- How is chocolate made?
- What do you know about cocoa beans, cocoa butter, cocoa powder?
- Where is cocoa produced?
- Where is chocolate produced?
- Who do you think is involved in the supply chain?
PHASE 2. PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN
Answer to the last 2 questions:
Show the flowchart from
LINDT & SPRÜNGLI FARMING PROGRAM
FROM BEAN TO CHOCOLATE BAR
Point out: LINDT & SPRÜNGLI FARMING PROGRAM starts with sorting/selecting cocoa beans and focuses on product QUALITY
But what comes BEFORE that program?
3. BEFORE PRODUCTION
Show the FairTrade video (15 min)
Recommend to pay attention to the Figures mentioned!
FAIR TRADE VIDEO
Only if there is time, also surf
FAIR TRADE INTERACTIVE PAGES
THE NEW QUEENS OF COCOA
4. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Conclusion with Open discussion questions
- Does chocolate make everybody happy?
- Do you remember any figures from the video?
3 = average number of chocolate bars eaten in a week per person in the UK
> 2000 = years ago: production started in Mexico
60% = world cocoa produced in Ivory Coast and Ghana
5 = years it takes a cocoa tree to grow pods
20-60 = seeds in a cocoa pod (covered in white sticky pulp)
4 billion £ a year = cocoa industry in the UK
<1$ a day = what cocoa farmers live on in Ivory Coast
1.90 $ a day = international poverty line set by World bank
8%/2 mill tons = Fair Trade production in Ivory Coast in 2016 2.00 $ a day = living income per person in Ivory Coast to cover food, health, education, a decent home, safe water
2.00 $ = price of a chocolate bar
- What is the role of women in cocoa growing and processing?
- Who are the main actors in the supply chain?
(Traders Manufacturers Retailers)
- What are the most striking aspects for you?
- Will you remember this next time you eat chocolate?
Some Fair Trade products in Italy
EXTRA NOTES ON SUSTAINABILITY
How Fairtrade contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals
There is a large amount of cross-over between the SDGs and Fairtrade’s work.
In fact, while Fairtrade has a direct and indirect impact in all 17 goals,
Goals 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17
are most closely linked to FairTrade aims, as part of a global movement that directly addresses inequality and fosters social and environmental justice.
LINK TO FAIRTRADE SDGs PAGE
This film explores the unfairness at the heart of the chocolate industry.
It specifically focuses on women cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire
and the role of women in community development.
Read about women cocoa farmers growing in courage
in the face of adversity in the Ivory Coast