The world of cacao is evolving. Demand is growing, and farmers need to be aware that their role is key in maintaining and improving cacao quality.
Also, according to cacao expert Philippe Troplin, the future lies in the non-standardisation of cacao. We need to preserve, grow and find the typicities of cacao through genetics or through the learning process of the farmers. After all, the way cacao is cultivated has a significant impact on the quality of the end product.
"The farmer needs to be conscious of the importance of his work because everything he will do to improve the quality of his product will have an impact on the final product." Valentine Detalle, R&D Cacao Barry, Meulan, France
"I think that sowing cocoa is a good investment at this time, taking into account the increasing demand and the entire global situation." Wilbert Phillips, International expert on cacao. Catie, Turrialba, Costa Rica
"A comprehensive land management, with cocoa, with timber, with livestock farming with all the activities produced but keeping the person, the citizen in the middle of it all. Improving the quality of life. That ́s what I hope." Fabiola Munoz, Forestry and Wildlife General Director, SERFOR Executive Director, Lima, Peru