Cocoa Updates


“We Learned Simple Ways to Improve the Local Environment and our Income”

As a cocoa farmer, I find it very difficult to earn a decent living from cocoa. Due to drought and poor access to water, keeping my farm productive is a constant challenge. The Cocoa Life program gave me the opportunity to discuss my difficulties with other members of the community. When we started these conversations, we discovered that we all suffered similar problems. Read More

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Coffee, Cocoa, and the Cutting Edge

That morning ritual loved by millions, a simple cup of coffee, may one day be a thing of the past. New research shows that 60% of the world’s 124 species of wild coffee face a mounting threat of extinction, mostly as a result of deforestation. Deforestation is also threatening cocoa and the future of chocolate. Read More


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