Rurality Project – Dominican Republic (Cacao Forest)
Cacao Forest is a new partnership in which TFT-Rurality is involved with several French actors from the academic and private sector.
The program aims to create agricultural models that will increase the quality and productivity of the cocoa trees, while also working to improve farmers’ livelihoods and protect the environment.
The pilot project started in Dominican Republic, in three selected provinces – Duarte, El Seibo and San Cristobal – reflecting the importance of existing cocoa production and the presence of well-organized farmer cooperatives. The program’s potential impact could reach hundreds of producers and create many new market connections