Episode 6 - Cocoa Cultivaton

Episode 6 - Cocoa Cultivaton

In order to grow great cocoa, 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 of the soil, when they’re growing plants.

Tiara Setaidi - Intergreen cocoa plantation owner - Bandung, Java, Indonesia

The growing of cocoa is a polycultureWe 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

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