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Global demand for chocolate and cocoa based products is rising significantly due to rising incomes, urbanization, and a growing middle class.

‘Single origin’, certified and sustainably sourced chocolate has gained significant traction, as consumers are increasingly demanding chocolate that is both traceable and sustainably grown.

Inefficient farming practices, as well as crop diseases and spoilage has significantly cut yields of leading cocoa producing countries.

The majority of smallholder farmers operating in emerging markets cultivate less than 5 hectares of land, yielding approximately 500 kg/Ha annually.

Low productivity among smallholder farmers is attributed to:

The growing demand and constrained supply of cocoa presents an attractive opportunity to stabilize the global cocoa supply with a guaranteed quality, distinctiveness and expertise.

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