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Step 01

Clearing land, keep shadow trees
Preparing the land, plowing, sun-drying. Keeping trees/ crops like rubber, cashew and pepper as shadow trees

Measuring
Measure the distances for cacao seedlings and shadow trees

Drilling

drill holes for the seedlings and use mix of lime and organic fertilizer to fill it

Step 02

Plant shadow trees & neem trees
planting shadow trees like banana, leuceana and neem trees.

Plant cacao seedlings

planting the cacao seedlings

Plant or replace

planting extra fruit trees and/or replace banana for fruit trees

Step 03

Irrigation system
If more than 1 or 2 hectares, laying out an irrigation system with high quality driplines.

Organic fertilizing

Preparing locations for compost of cow manure, neem leaves, grass and chopped banana trunks .

Pruning & organic pest control
Prune for air-circulation; control insects and fungi with organic measures.

Step 04

Harvesting
How to recognize when a cacao pod is ripe and how to remove it.

Fermentation
Best practices for optimum fermenting of cacao beans.

Drying
How and how long to dry the fermented cacao beans.

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