Along the southern pacific coast of Colombia
In an area hit hard by narco trafficking and political conflict, lies 2,394 hectares of cacao. Seven hundred and sixty three registered farmers (two hundred and seventy nine are female) work alongside with Cacao de Colombia on a maintaining centralized processing and drying for cacao. Because of the introduction of centralized
processing and Cacao de Colombia’s expertise in high-quality flavor development, farmers today earn 70% more income from cacao than they did when selling dried beans to the commodity market supply chain, and have a true sustainable alternative to coca production or involvement with narco groups.
Average annual revenue per farmer from cacao sold into the UC Network
Average farm size in hectares
Average sales per farmer in wet kilos
Cacao de Colombia, buys wet beans from local farmers and then ferments and dries them at a central fermentary