Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cacao agroforestry systems increase farmers’ income

A long-term study in Bolivia comparing different cacao production systems shows that in addition to enhancing biodiversity and farmers’ food security and nutrition, agroforestry systems and organic management may also be more profitable than full-sun monocultures and conventional management in young cacao plantations. 
The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in cooperation with partners in Bolivia.

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