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HC100: We are Running out of Chocolate!
Transcript of HC100: We are Running out of Chocolate!
NEW POLICY FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS IN WEST AFRICA
helps farmers, traders, manufacturers have good relations
protects floor price
Why becoming Fair Trade farmer
Child labor problems and price
children work with machetes
receive no education
80 cents a day
NEW TECHNOLOGY = EASIER TO HARVEST
Nobody knows there is a
shortage of cocoa beans
It is hard to trade certify cocoa farmers
It is difficult to harvest cocoa beans
Due to political instability, people are leaving the country
There are less farms in west Africa
HELP SETTLE POLITICAL UNREST WHILE LOBBYING FOR NEW POLICY
Raise Public Awareness
Emma Stone and David Bowie
Write new policy for training programs in West Africa
Andy Warhol and C.S. Lewis
Create a new technology that makes cocoa easier to harvest
Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, and Nikola Tesla
Settle political unrest and implement new policy
Gandhi and Eleanor Roosevelt
Start new cocoa farms
Bill Gates and Kate Middleton
START NEW COCOA FARMS
Steps to create new farms
choose acreage for 150 farms
Harvest cocoa seeds
Where to set up farms
cheap child labor
children sold to farms
exposed to chemicals used to protect pods
remove pulp and cocoa seeds
pile up contents to "Sweat"
fermentation (4-7 days)
Dried (5-14 Days)
clay water mixture added to protect against mold
CURRENT HARVESTING PROCESSES
CURRENT POLICY FOR COCOA FARMERS
CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION
CURRENT PUBLIC AWARENESS
People are Completely unaware
more air bubbles in chocolate
Costs of Cocoa
Hard to grow
takes 3 to 5 years for a tree to produce beans
prices of chocolate are unstable
PLAN TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS
Appear on Talk shows
Appear in Commercials
rise in prices
child labor on cocoa farms
donations to help cause
Cost of new farms
200 trees per acre
50 beans per pod
600 seeds = 1Kg
production value = 10 million Kg of additional cocoa paste for 50 years
Ghana supplies over 60% of cocoa beans
• violent political rallies
• leadership issues
competition over limited resources
harsh punishment for breaking law
• violate laws
knowingly or unknowingly = arrested
• Promote regulated and stable government
• divide resources evenly
• protest current government
• improve the country as a whole
maintain some current policy
AND Children under 14 cant works
children 14-18 work a maximum 30 hours per week
incentives offered for having education programs
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Life is unfair. Get Used to It.
Our harvesting process and technology
"Husker" style machines
beans go through a machine to sweat
drying process with natural light
adds clay water mixture
Genetically Modified Crop
disease resistance gene = no more pesticides
yield gene = greater yield
flavor gene = more pure harvests