Yesterday we were playing the Fairtrade game. We all got roles and there was the cocoa farmers, the Fairtrade farmers, shoppers, shop keepers 1 and 2, the big chocolate factory and the Fairtrade chocolate factory.
Cocoa farmers don’t get paid for enough for what they produce. They would like a better deal they want to sell to Fairtrade cocoa factory’s but cant. Now let’s interview some cocoa farmers.
Q: How hard is life on the farm and why?
A: It’s really hard because we don’t get the fair amount of money we deserve!
Q: How do you feel about the price of cocoa beans going down?
A: terrible because we don’t get enough money!
Q: how do you feel about black pod decease?
A: Terrible because big chocolate factory won’t buy our beans only from surtian cocoa farmers!
Fairtrade cocoa farmers
The fairtrade farmers get a better amount of money because the cocoa beans they grow get bought for a good amount. Lets interview some fairtrade farmers.
Q: what are you trying to accomplish ?
A: we wanted to have a good and good payment that is why were fairtrade
Q: Do you just sell to fairtrade factories?
A: there is always argument between us but we mostly don’t
Q: do you ever feel your going to get scammed by not getting fair amount of money for your beans?
A: No we trust the people we sell to
Q: How do you feel about black pod disease ?
A: it doesn’t affect us because we made plenty last season
The Fairtrade factory buys beans from fairtrade cocoa farmers. They give them a fair amount of money. Now lets get on to the interview.
Q: How much do you pay for cocoa beans?
A: 5p per bean
Q: What do you think about fairtrade?
A: We think fairtrade is important because everyone should be treated fairly
Q: Do you always buy from fairtrade?
A: Yes we do
Q: How do you feel about black pod disease?
A: We don’t really like it because its bad for the farmers but its good for us because we get more money
Big chocolate factory
The big chocolate factory only buys from independent farmers. Lets start the interview.
Q: What is your aim?
A: more profit
Q: why do you want more profit?
A: decent pay and so our families can have a good living
Q: where do you get your beans and why?
A: Ghana because its better quality
Q: Why did you lower the prices?
A: we wanted more money
Q: don’t you get enough money?
A: well yes but we wanted more money to get more supplies
Q: do you ever consider cocoa farmers?
A: we only care about ourselves
Q:how do you feel about black pod disease?
A: it doesn’t affect us we bought plenty last season
Shop keepers 1
Shop keepers number 1 is fairtrade and sell fairtrade produts.
Now lets get on with the interview.
Q: Do you ever buy from big chocolate factory?
A: Sometimes only if they have a good price
Q; Why did you buy it then if someone wasn’t getting the fair price for it?
A: We don’t care about poor people.
Q: Why don’t you care?
A: We only care about our lives no one elses
Q: How much do you sell your chocolate bars for?
A: £1 per bar
Shop keepers 2
Shop keepers number 2 sometimes sell fairtrade products. Lets get on to the interview .
Q: Do you always buy from fairtrade factory?
A: We sometimes buy from fairtrade factoreis but sometimes buy from big chocolate factory.
Q: How do you feel about black pod deacese?
A: It doesn’t really effect us because we can buy from both factories.
The shoppers work with the journalists to help them find out information about fairtrade. We interviewed them ourselfs lets see what they said.
Q: Do you only buy fairtrade chocolate bars?
A: Well I usually buy fairtrade chocolate bars because its fairer price for the farmers.
Q: Do you taste a difference from fairtrade and non fairtrade chocolate bars?
A: No but it feel better eating a fairtrade chocolate bar.
That’s all we have interviewed today but we think we will be doing another fairtrade game again.