Kuapa Kokoo

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Kuapa Kokoo is a Fairtrade Fairtrade-certified cocoa farmers organisation in Ghana. The organisation was established in 1993 by a group of cocoa farmers from Ghana with support from TWIN Trading UK, Christian Aid and the Body Shop. They are based in Ghana and currently has over 83,000 registered members.

The Day Chocolate Company (a UK company, now Divine Chocolate) was set up by Kuapa Kokoo and Twin Trading in 1997. The company uses primarily Kuapa's cocoa, and the cooperative also holds 45% of Divine Chocolate's stock.[1][2] Today Kuapa has 64,000 farmer members in 1100 villages, and provides 10% of Ghana's cocoa supply. Day Chocolate Company sales rose to over £5m in 2004. Between 1993 and 2004 Kuapa received just over $2m in extra Fairtrade premiums. Some was paid to the farmers, some went on projects such as the construction of four new schools.[3]

Export[edit]

Year—Fairtrade sales (tonnes) -- Total sales (tonnes) -- Fairtrade sales as % of total[4]

  • 1999 450 19,139 2.4%
  • 2000 850 32,506 2.6%
  • 2001 400 34,388 1.2%
  • 2002 650 37,388 1.7%
  • 2003 1,300 37,108 3.5%
  • 2004 1,800 62,900 2.9%
  • 2005 2,550 40,377 6.3%
  • 2006 2,500 32,275 7.7%
  • 2007 4,250 35,000 12.0%

2008 6,130 35,500 12.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thinking out of the box". The Economist (The Economist Newspaper Ltd). 2007-04-07. p. 65. 
  2. ^ "Not Just Heavenly, It's Divine". Sojourners Magazine. May 2007. pp. 30–35. Retrieved March 2009. 
  3. ^ Bob Doherty, Sophi Tranchell (2005), "New thinking in international trade? A case study of The Day Chocolate Company", Volume 13 Issue 3, (p 166-176).
  4. ^ Kuapa Kokoo Exports 1999 - 2007. Fairtrade Foundation.