The project started in the Dominican Republic and should soon move onto Peru.
Today, 2 experts have been appointed on a full time basis in the Dominican Republic, just for Cocoa Forest:
Martin, of CIRAD, who is specifically in charge of the agronomical aspects, production techniques and cadastral plots…
Alexandre from TFT coordinates the sales and logistical aspects of the project.
The project has three major components:
An agronomical focus:
A sales focus:
A human focus:
At the end of July 2015, Cocoa Forest negotiated partnership contracts with three Dominican Republic producers’ cooperatives, which represent 72 plots situated in key regions to implement testing of productive agro-forestry.
To check out the progress of the project in the field every month on this website, click here.