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Cocoa rehabilitation in Cote d’Ivoire: African agronomists trained on cocoa rehabilitation in Indonesia – Part 2

As Mars Chocolate launches and grows its innovative Vision for Change cocoa sustainability program, we’re implementing new training programs to help African agronomists develop the necessary skills and knowledge for cocoa rehabilitation.

A team of Mars Chocolate technicians and I recently began training 13 Ivorian agronomists at Mars Cocoa Development Centers in Sulawesi, Indonesia, where we are developing farming practices to help address

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Cocoa rehabilitation in Cote d’Ivoire: African agronomists trained on cocoa rehabilitation in Indonesia

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The following blog post is from Hussin Purung, Mars Cocoa Sustainability Field Manager in Indonesia.

The West African cocoa industry is at a crossroads.  Two million cocoa farmers are cultivating six million hectares of cocoa – most of which is on aging, declining farm land.  With no new land available for new farms, the African cocoa industry must rehabilitate

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