Professionals in the field of biodiversity and sustainable production share their experienceson the panel: Benefits of Sustainable Cocoa Production for Biodiversity.

Good practices in agroforestry systems such as crop diversification, shade and pruning management, agroforestry rehabilitation and renewal, genetic improvement, and fertilization have demonstrated over the years that they result in significantly improving soil, water, and air properties, mitigating the effects of climate change, and increasing or maintaining the presence of endemic flora and fauna, thus preventing the destruction of their habitats.

This and other topics will be shared during the third edition of the Chocolate Festival, to be held from August 19th to 27th, 2023. The BPP project will be present at the event on the 25th, 26th, and 27th with a booth in the central atrium of Agora Mall in Santo Domingo, where you can learn more about our project and participate in our activities. Additionally, you are invited to attend our main event, the panel: Benefits of Sustainable Cocoa Production for Biodiversity Conservation, on August 27th at 4:00 p.m. The panel will feature experts in sustainable cocoa production and biodiversity, including Mauro Weber Rosito, Farmer, Head of Farm and Post- Harvest Operations at Inaru and specialized consultant in Syntropic Agriculture; Hodali Almonte, Biologist specialized in conservation and management of wild birds; Osterman Ramírez, Training Manager at the Cocoa Department of the Ministry of Agriculture; and Sesar Rodríguez, Executive Director of the Dominican Environmental Consortium (CAD), moderated by Kassia Gracela, Biologist in charge of the Biodiversity and Governance component of the
BPP project.