Ivorian cocoa farmer, Salimata, earns the equivalent of 75 pence a day. This is less than half what she and her family needs for a decent standard of life.
Buying Fairtrade can provide a part of the answer for cocoa farmers like Salimata. But there is widespread agreement that industry and government-wide policies are needed to ensure living incomes for cocoa producers.
That is why we are being asked during Fairtrade Fortnight to sign the petition to our Prime Minister to support a global effort to ensure living incomes for producers, starting with cocoa.