Cocoa Trees Planted
December 19, 2013 was a very happy day for the 7 cocoa farmers involved in your sponsorship program as the planting of their new superior quality top grafted cocoa tree seedlings commenced. Cocoa Carer Darwis was on hand to assist with the planting to ensure the trees received the best possible start.
These farmers have all received training and tools as a part of other Cocoa Care programs, however they need new trees to replace those that had died over the years from age trees and/or pests and diseases. New cocoa trees for these farmers means a significant improvement in their productivity which ultimately means a more sustainable and brighter future for the cocoa farming family.
As mentioned in an earlier post, your trees will begin to fruit in about 18 months and from 2016 onwards your trees should be producing up to 2kg of cocoa each year or enough to make about 2.3 kg of 70% dark chocolate, about three to four times the current average production of a “typical” cocoa tree in the world today.
We will continue to monitor the progress of your trees so please check back soon.