TANZANIA - Kokoa Kamili OrganicBack to overview
In Kilombero valley, bordering the Udzungwa Mountain national park, smallholder farmers are producing an amazing cacao with round profile, red fruits such as cherries and berries, foral notes and a smooth nutty and chocolaty finish.
The social enterprise Kokoa Kamili drives a huge change by buying wet beans directly from the farmers at premium prices, and carefully controlling fermentation and drying. Quality has been upgraded substantially and a happy farmer community is created.
40 people are directly employed
Cacao grows in small scale agroforesty (mostly less then 2 acres), and is intercropped with bananas, mais, and fast growing shade trees