Waste management in cocoa plantations

Defining a plan for waste management in general within the farm is necessary to reduce the impact on the environment, considering having specific and adequate places for the disposal of by-products or waste.

There are two types of waste:

Organic waste, which we can reuse for the elaboration of compost, natural herbicides, biols, etc.

Inorganic waste from agrochemical containers, which after use must be triple washed, perforated and never reused. These wastes should be deposited in a specific, properly marked and safe place. If there is no specific point, the agrochemical supplier should be consulted about the handling and disposal of the wastes.

Remember to only use agrochemicals that are permitted and registered with the governmental entity that authorizes their use in a safe and effective manner with recommended doses; those products that have expired or are in poor condition should not be used and should be returned to the same commercial company.

Cocoa contributes to cognitive function

Cocoa is a food rich in polyphenols that have positive effects on health, contributing to the body in the form of antioxidants, helping to prevent degenerative diseases. Studies indicate that continuous consumption of natural cocoa can help cognitive function in children and young adults. It also contains flavonoids, which aid in the absorption of vitamin […]

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Rehabilitation pruning in a cocoa plantation

Rehabilitation pruning seeks to restore the productivity of old plantations, this is achieved by basing pruning on specific objectives: Lowering the height of #cocoa trees and renewing the productive tissue, eliminating dry, broken or fractured branches, as well as branches, fruits or plants that present diseases, branches that are too close together and interfere with […]

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New agricultural concepts

“Ecosystem-based adaptation”, which is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of a comprehensive strategy to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, includes conservation, restoration and sustainable management of natural and anthropogenic ecosystems to help people adapt to climate change. This whole group of good practices leads us to a point […]