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Fairtrade Fortnight (26 Feb-11 Mar) is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with chocolate and our Pa Pa Paa education resources!

We called them ‘Pa Pa Paa’ because it’s the motto of the cocoa cooperative that we work with in Ghana. It means ‘best of the best’ in the Twi language.

To help you get started, here are our top picks for Fairtrade Fortnight:

1. 'Come on in' to a bar of chocolate

Our new Pa Pa Paa LIVE video invites you and your class inside a bar of chocolate. In this short video, Latif and his friends takes you on a tour of a cocoa farm while Roxy from Divine explains why Fairtrade is so important for the future of cocoa farming.

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Fairtrade Fortnight (26 Feb-11 Mar) is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with chocolate and our Pa Pa Paa education resources!

We called them ‘Pa Pa Paa’ because it’s the motto of the cocoa cooperative that we work with in Ghana. It means ‘best of the best’ in the Twi language.

To help you get started, here are our top picks for Fairtrade Fortnight:

1. Lesson plan - Trade: A fair deal?

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Compare the lives of ordinary cocoa farmers and members of the Kuapa Kokoo Fairtrade cooperative in this lively and thought-provoking lesson. Can be used in PSHE, Geography or for spoken language in English.

View the Key Stage Two lesson plan

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26th February to 11th March. This year the theme is 'come on in' - an invitation to join the movement and find out more about the farmers and workers who grow our food. Check out our Pa Pa Paa LIVE website and 'come on in' to the lives of young people from cocoa growing communities in Ghana. They have made short videos about their everyday lives. A child's eye view of life in a developing country.

Pa Pa Paa LIVE

The coalition of NGOs behind the Cocoa Barometer have launched a consultation on farm gate prices, calling on chocolate companies and government cocoa bodies to pay significantly higher fixed farm gate prices and premiums to cocoa farmers.

The consultation comes after six months of falling global cocoa prices, which now stand at around $1,900 per tonne, down from around $3,000 a tonne for most of last year. For the first time in over a decade, cocoa prices have dropped below the Fairtrade minimum floor price of $2,000 per tonne.

The cocoa sector is enjoying a period of positive and extensive collaboration on sustainability issues, with chocolate companies and governments working together on gender, child labour, deforestation, rural poverty, and, most of all, farmer productivity.

We have made the Pa Pa Paa LIVE website, with a child's eye view of life from two schools in Ghana, free to view!

Here's a round up of some of our favourite videos from the website:

Cocoa Harvest
An exuberant tour of the cocoa harvesting process.

Songs and Music
An introduction to Ghanaian popular music. Includes Elvis Badu, the school's best dancer.

Adinkra Symbols
The Kuapa Kids look at the little symbols that appear on Divine Chocolate bars and what they mean in west African culture.

Bananas
A visit to a Fairtrade banana farm in eastern Ghana.

Pa Pa Paa LIVE website