Cocoa production in the Dominican Republic: sustainability, challenges and opportunities

The study published by the University of Manchester was commissioned by the UK chocolate company, Green and Black’s, through the Cocoa Partnership programme, in order to gain a better understanding of the cocoa sector in the Dominican Republic (DR). Beyond its immediate relevance to Green and Black’s, this study is a significant step in reducing some of the knowledge gaps in the global map of cocoa production. While considerable attention has been paid to cocoa in West Africa, the fact that it is grown in a variety of regions, including South-East Asia, South America and the Caribbean, is often overlooked.

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