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Ecuador: Tropical Forests among Cacao Crops

Note: This article is published in Spanish and English. For the English version of this article, click here. Ecuador: Bosques tropicales en medio de cultivos de cacao Ecuador es un área de alta diversidad biológica, encantadores paisajes e impresionantes bosques tropicales que cubren tierras agrícolas. La combinación de la naturaleza y la agricultura es únicamente…

A Very Short History of Cocoa

Understanding the history of cocoa is vital for not only shedding light on how cocoa came to be the commodity it is today, but also for comprehending the complex web of social, economic, and political circumstances which make designing and implementing sustainability projects in cocoa ever more complicated.

Delivering Multipurpose Trees to El Sábalo, Ecuador

These photos show the delivery of 2,000 multipurpose trees for agroforestry to the El Sábalo community, Santo Domingo. Delivery was conducted in collaboration with local partner Burneoexport. With the delivery of the trees, farmers were offered trainings in Good Agricultural Practices.

From Cassava to Attiéké in 60 Seconds

Attiéké is a popular dish similar to couscous made from fermented cassava. The women sell attiéké made from cassava grown on their own farms, forming a vital pillar of income diversification among farming communities.

Cocoa: An Introduction (Part 1)

The cocoa industry is complex, sprawling, and often baffling. This series is aimed at providing a lay audience with an introduction to the world of cocoa, including how cocoa came to be the commodity it is today, the economics and logistics of the global cocoa trade, and what the cocoa industry needs to do to…

Following the Honey

Bees are arguably the most vital creatures on the planet. They are responsible for pollinating the vast majority of the world’s crops, a process which is crucial for the reproduction of many plants, including those that provide us with food.

PROCASHEW: Cashew Sustainability with ETG | Beyond Beans

Over the past two years, 1,000 farmers at these cooperatives have completed trainings in GAP, and 2,000 are currently undergoing training. The beneficiary farmers together manage 8,420 hectares of land, 4,200 hectares of which are already under improved management practices or technologies with USDA assistance. Together, the beneficiary farmers have produced a collective 4,670 Mt…


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