FOREST FRIENDLY, FAIR TO FARMERS
& FUN FOR FAMILIES
We source cocoa from famers in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone. They grow the cocoa in harmony with the rainforest, protecting the forest and the inhabiting wildlife.
We are passionate about wildlife; protecting endangered species, preserving habitats, and maintaining biodiversity.
We purchase Fairtrade segregated cocoa beans directly from the Gola Rainforest farmers, who are part of the Ngoleagorbu Cocoa Farmers’ Union (NGOCFU). Purchasing cocoa beans directly creates livelihoods for farmers and helps to build local communities.
As the cocoa beans are high quality and forest-friendly, the farmers can sell them for a premium as a reward for their role in protecting the rainforest and its unique biodiversity
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Forest of Hope is another name for the Gola Rainforest. The Gola Rainforest National Park, in south-east Sierra Leone, West Africa, is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots.
The rainforest is home to over 330 bird species, 650 endemic plant species and 49 species of larger mammals, including the elusive Pygmy Hippo and the Western Chimpanzee.
The cocoa is grown in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, Africa.
When cocoa pods are ripe, they are harvested by farmers.
The cocoa beans are then put into baskets lined with banana leaves and left to ferment for 7 days. When fermented, the cocoa beans are then laid out in the sun to dry.
Then, the beans are packed into sacks and transported to be weighed and checked so the farmer can be paid fair price for them.
The cocoa is then shipped to Europe to be made into Chocolate.
The chocolate is then transported to our factory in Norfolk, UK to make Forest of Hope surprise eggs.
Fairtrade supports farmers to be empowered through their own democratic organisation to participate in and have ownership over more of the value chain, thereby benefitting more directly from the sale of their cocoa.
A Fairtrade, forest-friendly approach, supports farmers to realise the value of forest conservation as a result of running a low impact, sustainable cocoa business.