Cacao was first developed as a crop in many ancient South American cultures, with the Aztecs and Maya communities being the most well-known of these indigenous populations. And today still, many of these indigenous communities live off the land by producing cacao.
But without technology and sustainable farming practices, these communities are not able to thrive in order to enhance productivity and provide a better lifestyle for their families.
Specialty agriculture farming provides communities with a sustainable way of life where they can learn safe and modern farming practices, maximize production of the land and take pride in belonging.
These farms are micro-managed so there is special attention paid to the entire process and since the farms are vertically-integrated, quality control is assured.
To secure the future of chocolate and ensure that it’s available for generations to come, it’s essential that sustainable farming practices and ethical means of production are implemented in the cacao supply chain.
Taking care of the farmers, their communities and the land helps make the world a better place and guarantees the continued production of cacao.
By providing a stable channel to market for our growers and through our Socially Sustainable programs we do just that.
To learn more about our centralized processing facilities and bean buying programs, visit our website.