Because of his involvement with the Cacao Forest project, Sebastián Cárdenas, the project coordinator in the Dominican Republic, was invited on to Contexto, a television programme that deals with matters related to economics, finance and society.

During the interview, he spoke on several key topics including:

– the benefits and advantages of cocoa,

– the origin of cacao cultivation,

– the fundamental role that cocoa plays in the Dominican economy,

– the context of the Dominican cocoa industry.


Sebastián also spoke at length about the initiatives being carried out by Cacao Forest to support the cocoa industry in the Dominican Republic with a view to both continuing to improve the quality of Dominican cocoa and increasing the incomes of cacao-growing families by introducing product processing and the sale of cacao-associated products in agroforestry models.


You can watch the full interview on YouTube here: