Minority business owners face unique barriers to entry and commercial growth in fine chocolate, and that racial inequities span the entire value chain. As these barriers are increasingly brought to light, the FCIA is committed to taking meaningful action.
On July 23, we held a discussion with panelists Selassie Atadika of Midunu Chocolates (Accra, Ghana) and Andal Balu of CocoaTown (Alpharetta, GA, USA), who highlighted specific challenges they have encountered as minority business owners in fine chocolate. The panel was moderated by Dr. Kristy Leissle, Cocoapreneurship Institute of Ghana (Accra, Ghana).
Subsequently, a taskforce was formed to help identify and deliver concrete actions for FCIA in the short and medium term. We had the opportunity to interview each of the members. Please follow the links below to read the interviews.