In order to grow great cacao, the cocoa tree needs perfect care in all aspects of its culture: not only when it comes to selecting the soil and plantation, but also during its growth.
For farmers, it is key to understand and optimize the trees' life cycle.
Farmers... they have to treat the soil, right from the beginning. Just like when you’re growing a fish. One of the things you have to take care of is the water, but most people don’t care about the soil when they’re growing plants. Tiara Setaidi - Intergreen cocoa plantation owner - Bandung, Java, Indonesia
The growing of cocoa is a polyculture. We always have cocoa as the flagship product, but next to it, we have timber wood. Manuel Valenzuela - Cholula Cacao Plantation Owner - Tabasco, Mexico
The productive life cycle of the cocoa plant is about 25-30 years. But then [...] instead of chopping the trees down, you can actually do engineering on it. Tiara Setaidi - Intergreen cocoa plantation owner - Bandung, Java, Indonesia