Sustainable cocoa requires biodiversity
Originating from the Amazon basin, cocoa’s natural habitat lies under the shade canopies of humid rainforests. Today, most of the world's cocoa comes from small, sun-drenched farms in West Africa. Driven by increasing consumer demand, cocoa farming encroachment into forests and other lands to increase yields, has caused deforestation and habitat degradation. A highly biodiverse cocoa farm has been shown to be drought, disease and pest resilient, and produce higher yields.