The world map of chocolate (made out of chocolate)

taken from Guardian.co.uk

You may be focussing on chocolate over the weekend - but where does it come from? A global trade analysed. In chocolate

Chocolate is seriously big business. 2,650,342 tonnes of cocoa were shipped around the world in 2009/10, according to the latest data from the International Cocoa Organisation.

We wanted to visualise that trade - which is where the Guardian graphics team came in, lovingly creating the map above out of melted chocolate onto greaseproof paper using paintbrushes and letting it cool. Then it was photographed, with the original, er, filed rather deliciously.

KKĠ Handbook For Volunteers

This publication by Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust is specifically dedicated to youths. The handbook is possible because of the partnership between two Fair Trade organizations – Fair Trade Hellas and Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust.

The objective of this guide is to provide concrete information on the ethos of volunteering. The inspiration has stemmed from various encounters with volunteers and activists together with consumers and the general public. This is a small user friendly handbook, designed for you to have a smooth reading.

We thank all those who have supported the 'FRAME' project, Fair Trade Hellas for

sharing information, Sophie Colsell for the editing, Kuluri for the meticulous design and lastly but not least, all the youths who will make use of this information.

WorldFest 2012 - Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism

Koperattiva Kummerc Gust is pleased to announce the date of this year's Worldfest - Malta's most vibrant Fair Trade event held yearly in the Upper Barrakka Gardens. This year's Worldfest will take place on Saturday 12th May between 10.00 am and 10.30 pm and will feature live music, a public forum, Fair Trade crafts, food and refreshments, a drum circle, activities for children, and stalls of our partner organisations. There will be Fair Trade products available from Africa, Latin America and Asia, and speciality food and coffee from Eritrea and Palestine. This year's WorldFest is centred around the theme of Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism.

The public forum will take place from 4.00 to 5.15 pm and will focus on Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism. The forum will be chaired by Dr Andrew Azzopardi, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta. The speakers will be Sergio Bordignon, from the Italian organization working on Responsible Tourism, Viaggi e Miraggi and Aldith Gauchi, who has recently returned from a FRAME-project (Fair and Responsible Action in Mediterranean Area) trip to Morocco to visit Fair Trade producers.

Throughout the day, there will be Fair Trade food, drink, handicrafts, artisan products, toys, jewelry, CDs, musical instruments, books, ornaments, masks, pottery, carpets, clothes and textiles from Latin America, Africa and South Asia. There will be activities for children, including games and face-painting. After the forum, Eritrean and Palestinian food will be available. From 7.30 pm onwards there will be live music by Dumtak, the Jungle Wailers, and Kantilena.

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