how we work

Irrigation & organic fertilisers & natural pest control

  • On locations where farmers are struggling with water supply, we want to research the possibilities of setting up central irrigation systems for groups of farmers. 
  • Learning farmers to create own organic fertilisers with simple methods like mixtures of cow manure, certain types of grass, chopped banana trunks and neem tree leaves.
  • Learning farmers methods of natural pest control, for instance by planting neem trees around the cacao farm.

Education

  • Through collective training programs twice a year.
  • Through inviting international cacao experts twice a year.
  • Through monthly guidance programs

We can learn cacao farmers to increase production, increase their income while at the same time show the next generation that there is a prosperous future in cacao.

Sustainable cacao through agroforestry

  • If we can offer free organic seedlings to farmers they don’t have to fall into the trap of costly micro-finance programs.
  • Mondulkiri was once home to one of the largest rainforests in the world. Though timber smuggling as from 2007 caused a tremendous deforestation. Cacao through agroforestry practices can partially reverse this damage.
  • Sustainable, organic cacao growth gives room for extra income from bees, chickens and fruits like soursop, avocado etc

Support Bunong Tribe members

  • For millenia our provinces are home to several native tribes. The Bunong are by far the largest tribe.
  • Bunong tribe members have considerable large amounts of farm land but lack knowledge and resources.
  • By supporting them to switch to sustainable cacao growth, they can build a good and long-term income.