Sweeter Future for Cacao Farmers

July 15, 2019

Davao City – I n c r e a s e d productivity is afoot for 83 cacao farmers in Mindanao as they completed the Farmer Field School (FFS) that ran from May 20 to June 28, 2019. Cacao farmers were empowered with cutting-edge knowledge and skills on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for a sustainable and profitable harvest.

Alongside the FFS, a series of educational discussion and model farm tours was conducted on May 29 and June 26, 2019. More than 140 cacao farmers from Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Davao City took part in the activity. After the series of activities, the farmers were able to gain significant insights and best practices for a more effective cacao crop nutrition program.

Cacao Pro is a public-private partnership project under the DeveloPPP program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. This project is implemented through DEG in partnership with Yara Fertilizers Philippines, Inc. and ASSIST.