Clearing land, keep shadow trees
Preparing the land, plowing, sun-drying. Keeping trees/ crops like rubber, cashew and pepper as shadow trees
Measure the distances for cacao seedlings and shadow trees
drill holes for the seedlings and use mix of lime and organic fertilizer to fill it
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
If more than 1 or 2 hectares, laying out an irrigation system with high quality driplines.
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.
How to recognize when a cacao pod is ripe and how to remove it.
Best practices for optimum fermenting of cacao beans.
How and how long to dry the fermented cacao beans.