Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa by Orla Ryan reveals the hard economic realities of our favourite sweet.
This vivid and gripping exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories of the producers and traders at the heart of the West African industry. Orla shows that only a tiny fraction of the cash we pay for a chocolate bar actually makes it back to the farmers, and sheds light on what Fair Trade really means on the ground.
Join us in Fairtrade Fortnight to discuss this insightful account of a key food industry.
The event is free to attend and is open to all - no booking required. If you don't have time to read the book, a summary will be available.
Email Sue Kay (email@example.com) or call DDE on 01392 438811 for enquiries.An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by the University of Plymouth.