Although he didn't speak his name audibly, this cocoa farmer speaks eloquently about the power of the scale--how he feels a lot more confident about his transactions because he knows in advance how much product he is selling.
Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates was founded in 2004 by Tom Neuhaus and his sister Joanne Currie. All chocolate produced by the company is 100% certified Organic and Fair Trade. This blog represents travels in West Africa from 2003 through 2012. Tom Neuhaus, the writer of this blog, is president of Project Hope and Fairness, founded to deliver tools to cocoa farmers that will make their occupation more sustainable. PH&F is also committed to building Cocoa Study Centers, where university students can study about village life and work with the cocoa farmers in the fields of Appropriate Technology, Permaculture, Nutrition, Food Science, and chocolate production.