Kraft Foods and organic cacao growers strike deal with Dominican Republic

Posted on October 18, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Cacao Global, Dominican Republic

Kraft Foods is launching its successful Cocoa Partnership to the Dominican Republic in a five-year commitment with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Working together, the Cocoa Partnership and USAID hope to increase the yield and quality of Dominican cocoa, while improving farmer livelihoods and communities. The program will reach 10,000 small-scale cocoa farmers of the Conacado cooperative with training on farming techniques, post-harvest practices and supplemental income opportunities. Read Article

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