Dom. Republic Öko Caribe Conventional

Price

Prices upon request

Product description

Öko Caribe works alongside more than 160 farmers in Duarte. Together, they produce and commercialize around 500 MT of top quality Organic certified cacao on a yearly basis. Through technical and financial support, the small holder farmers are able to improve the quality and yield of their cacao which is collected fresh and fermented in a state of the art fermentation center run by Öko Caribe.

Net weight 70 kg
Weight N/A
Continent

Central America & The Caribbean

Country

Dominican Republic

Region

Duarte province, San Francisco de Macorís

Packaging

500gr Sample, 70kg Bags

Cocoa type

Collected

Social enterprise Öko-Caribe was founded in 2006 by Gualberto Acebey and Adriano Rodríguez. Between them, they have decades of experience working in the improvement and commercialization of organic cocoa as well as working with small holder farmers in the northeast of the island. The cocoa producers represented by Öko Caribe are organized in grassroots associations. This allows Öko Caribe to organize more efficient trainings, plan a timely collection of the wet beans and develop a collection plan that will allow the cocoa to reach the fermentation centre in less than 6 hours. This is crucial to ensure a good fermentation and therefore produce a very good quality cocoa. All cacao cultivated by the producers is grown in agroforestry schemes along with timber species, fruit and other crops. This contributes to maintaining a healthy plant ecosystem free of pests and disease. Some volumes exported by Öko Caribe consist of volumes produced in farms that are not (yet) organic certified.

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