Kuapa Kookoo simply means “Good Cocoa Farming”.
When internal marketing of cocoa was liberalised in Ghana, a pioneering group of farmers led by Nana Frimpong Abrebrese established Kuapa Kokoo as a farmer’s cooperative in 1993 with assistance from Twin Limited UK.
Dedicated to producing high quality cocoa and running a democratic organisation with the farmer’s interests at heart, it was only two years later that the union received its first Fairtrade certification.
THEIR MISSION :-
“Kuapa Kokoo seeks to develop itself into a formidable farmer-based organisation capable of mobilising quality cocoa products, improving the livelihood of members and satisfying customers.”
THEIR OBJECTIVES :-
1/ To provide a medium for the social, economic and political empowerment of its cocoa farmer members.
2/ To enhance the participation of women in the decision-making process at all levels of operation and organisation.
3/ To encourage environmentally-sustainable cocoa production processes.
Today, The Kuapa Kokoo cooperative has 45,000 members in 1,200 villages producing 6% of Ghana’s cocoa and is backed by UKaid from the Department for International Development.
Making chocolate this way means Ghanaian children now have better access to clean water, healthcare and education.
Divine entered the UK market in 1997 with The Day Chocolate Company, who launched the Divine Chocolate range in 1998.
This delicious range of Divine chocolate bars is produced by Kuapa Kokoo and carries the Fairtrade Mark.
Have you ever treated yourself or someone special to a bar?
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