Our Work

 

The FCC project focuses on Cacao Blanco from Piura and Chuncho from Cusco. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists, economists, and development specialists work in the following areas:

CLIMATE CHANGE MODELING

The long-term sustainability of native cacao in Peru depends on a strong understanding of future climatic conditions. 

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

 

Pollinators, birds, bats, ants, and anthropods! Who’s hanging around native cacao agroforests and what ecosystem services are they providing?

PLANTATION DESIGN & GENETIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The productivity, quality, and economic feasibility of native cacao depends on its scalability and diveristy. 

MARKET DEVELOPMENT & CAPACITY BUILDING

Growers of native cacao need to know how to process their harvests for the highest quality and be assured that the buyers are there!