German Rodriguez Regional Manager Latin America – last week in Guayaquil, Ecuador facilitating a workshop on Cocoa Agroforestry systems, by invitation from Rainforest Alliance and UTZ.
In fruitful group sessions, presentations and discussions the participants worked on the topic of Cocoa Agroforestry systems and good practices.
By merging Cocoa experience from the field with expertise in investments and economic evaluations of agroforestry projects ForestFinest Consulting could provide crucial insights, advantages and challenges of cocoa agroforestry systems, specifically in Latin America. Focus topics were the design of cocoa agroforestry systems in the field and developments and requirements by the market in regards of certification schemes. These focus topics were complemented by including investor’s perspective on the project development and implementation and aspects of financial evaluations of large and medium-sized plantations.