UN launches a chocolate-blockchain programme to support cocoa farmers

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UN launches a chocolate-blockchain programme to support cocoa farmers
A cacao farm with a cacao pod and a wrapper from The Other Bar.
| Photo source FairChain

Nonprofit & Social Cause

A new chocolate bar uses Blockchain technology to allow buyers to donate to the farmers who grew the cocoa used

Spotted: Dutch NGO the FairChain Foundation has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme to develop a more equitable chocolate bar called The Other Bar. The bar, made with Ecuadorian-grown cocoa, comes with an opportunity to help fund growers. 

Inside each wrapper is a code that can be scanned to donate a Blockchain token to the farmers who produced the cocoa. The scan will also show buyers exactly how much the farmer was paid for the cocoa in their bar and the exact GPS coordinates of the cacao tree where the cocoa for their bar was harvested. The token can also be used to get money off the next bar purchased.

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