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In the field, our teams contacted several grower cooperatives in order to confirm interest in the project, this is how we found our first partners: the coops Fundopo and Conacado.
Thanks to these growers and field knowledge, we decided to run some cultivation tests in three regions of the Dominican Republic: El Seibo, Duarte and San Cristobal:
The Cirad teams spent almost 2 years conducting field surveys in cocoa plantations in those 3 regions: tree spacing, tree diameter, list of the cocoa growing tree species, age of the trees, etc.
Meanwhile, the TFT (The Forest Trust) teams studied the various commercial opportunities the growers could develop outside of just cocoa. To know more on production exploitation of cocoa plantations outside cocoa:
Then and in parallel, we organized workshops with growers to determine the agro-forest combinations we were going to try.
The workshops are now over and we can start planting the shoots in nurseries according to the species we selected.
In November 2018, we will plant the young trees in the plantations. These tests will happen both on new plots and on old cocoa plots. This will allow us to find out if it is better to create new plots or if readapting old ones gives out the same yield.
We will then have to wait several years to compare tree growth on the different plots and between 5 and 6 years to compare their pod production.
After passing through the kitchens of Alain Ducasse, the laboratories of Ladurée, without forgetting the Ritz, Claire Heitlzer finally opens her workshop and her online shop at the end of October! Under the name «Claire & Producteurs», this concept will defend the values dear to the Alsatian leader: eco-responsibility and gluttony.
Jeffrey Cagnes will open the doors of his own shop on 21 September in Paris (17'). The opportunity to discover the universe and the creativity of the one who has made his ranges in the prestigious Maison Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop in Paris!
The Omnivore Fall Culinary Festival will take place from 11 to 13 September at the Parc Floral in Paris and will feature pastry. You will meet among others Jade and Jacques Génin, Nina Métayer, Michaël Bartocetti, Christophe Michalak or François Josse!
La Maison Pierre Hermé recrute deux chocolatiers en CDI au sein de son établissement situé à Wittenheim en Alsace. Les postes sont à pourvoir immédiatement. Vos candidatures à l’adresse suivante : email@example.com
Le Chardon Bleu – Olivier Buisson – recrute un btm pâtissier et une mention complémentaire en pâtisserie. Toutes les informations ici.