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Nestle KitKats are no longer Fairtrade. From October 2020 Nestle stopped buying cocoa and sugar from farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi on Fairtrade terms.

Further details of Nestle plans to stop making KitKat with Fairtrade cocoa and sugar

The Cote d'Ivoire is a major cocoa producer and the Ivorian Fair Trade Network have written to Nestle in response to their annoucement.

23 June 2020 Fairtrade Foundation Statement ... Fairtrade producers raise their voices to ask Nestlé to keep KitKats Fairtrade

There is a petition telling Nestle’s CEO that we want KitKat to stay Fairtrade.

Responses

Letter to Nestle HQ, York ...

From Coordinator Fairtrade Falmouth Steering Group ... do not choose this moment of global crisis to exacerbate the inequalities in the cocoa industry

Letters to the CEO Nestle ...

From the Mayor of Glastonbury ... It would cost Nestle less than £0.01 per Kit Kat to maintain the Fairtrade premium to producers

From the Co-ordinator of the Sidmouth Fairtrade Group ... We know the Coronavirus is pushing many farmers to the edge, surely sugar and cocoa farmers need, more than ever the stability that Fairtrade gives them.  

From a member of Fairtrade Devon ... perhaps the most amazing outcome of the Fairtrade system, is the empowerment of the co-op members ...

A member of the SW Fairtrade Network has sent an email  ... Nestlé and Fairtrade have made a much-needed difference to farmers' lives in the past ten years ... so to change things now seems unspeakably short-sighted

A letter to the Falmouth Packet ... many residents in Falmouth and the local area support the principles of Fairtrade

A letter published in the Sidmouth Herald ... The Fairtrade certification scheme guarantees that those who produce the cocoa and sugar cane for our chocolate receive a fair price for their produce

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Volcano in St Vincent Update: We have news from our colleague Veronica in St Vincent where the volcano has been erupting since 9th April. This PowerPoint (28MB) has photographs from Veronica and some information on the current situation. 

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Children’s Story Books - Appeal for Uganda: During lockdown DDE has been supporting a project in Uganda training teachers to teach reading using phonics. We are now appealing for assistance to provide story books for the children so that they can begin to enjoy reading. There are two ways you could help either with a donation to buy books from a supplier in Uganda or by donating suitable books which will be shipped to Uganda. 

You only have until Sunday afternoon to watch Queen of Katwe the true story of a young girl living in a very impoverished situation in an informal settlement in Kampala. But she has a genius for chess! A really hopeful film. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000b1zs/queen-of-katwe

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