Innovative Solution to a Complex Problem
Hand in hand with producers, Cacao Forest is working to create sustainable, productive agroforestry models and develop access to different markets for farmers. Through our research, we hope to develop agroforestry practices that will improve cocoa farmers’ resilience, diversify their incomes, increase farm productivity and protect the environment.
Creating a sustainable way of growing cocoa requires a systemic and innovative approach, drawing on the different skills and close collaboration of stakeholders across the entire value chain. Cacao Forest brings together a unique partnership of cocoa producers, scientists (CIRAD), NGOs (TFT), universities (ISARA), chocolate artisans (Relais Desserts, Révillon), and committed companies (AlterEco, Valrhona, Chocolat Weiss) to do just that.