Cocoa farmers in Ghana are to get a boost later this year when leading UK-based chocolate manufacturer Cadbury starts selling its popular Dairy Milk bar and drinking chocolate product under the Fairtrade logo in Britain and Ireland. Cadbury already sources most of its cocoa from the west African country, but not from farmers operating under Fairtrade terms. The

switch will increase the amount of cocoa sold by Ghanaian farmers under Fairtrade terms from 5,000 to 15,000 tonnes per year.

Under the Fairtrade system cocoa producers are guaranteed a fixed minimum price of $US1,600 per tonne as protection against a fluctuating market. Further, should the price of cocoa on the international market rise above this amount

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