To improve the sustainability, resilience and productivity of cacao farming and supply chains and to assess the market in premium cacao products that demonstrate conservation benefit.
Partners and collaborators: Earlham Institute (UK), Colciencias (Col), Universidad de los Andes (Col), AGROSAVIA (Col), University of East Anglia (UK), Eden Project (UK), SINCHI (Col), Universidad del Rosario (Col).
Impact So Far
Researchers are working with Colciencias’ ColombiaBio to find wild varieties of cacao that may help to improve the disease resilience, diversity and productivity of cultivated varieties of cacao. Socio-economic research is also underway to assess the market growth in cacao production that achieves biodiversity conservation.
To work with cacao breeders and farmers to trial new crops and practices that demonstrate sustainability and to develop the commercial interest in sustainable Colombian cacao.
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