Our Ugandan fermentation and drying centers have been designed and built with the aim of minimizing electricity consumption and the use of generators and wood dryers.
How? We avoid artificial dryers by using transparent polycarbonate panels; moreover, we are connected to the national power grid. Only in the event of a blackout would we need to utilize petrol generators to make sure the crop is not lost.
Protecting biodiversity in the countries in which we grow the cocoa is now an urgent priority. Academic studies show that complex agro-forestry systems are particularly favorable for cocoa farming. For this reason, we grow our cocoa plants side by side with banana trees, coconut palms, and other fruit trees. This method helps to enrich the soil, ensures that plants are more resistant to climate change, and promotes greater CO2 absorption.
Following the circular economy model, we have been collaborating for several years with numerous partners to give production waste a second life.