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Be on the lookout for the holiday edition of World Ark magazine, coming to your mailbox soon. In it you can read about how Heifer project participants in Bolivia are harvesting rare and prized wild cacao in a way that sustains the health of the forest while boosting local economies (which happen to align with a few fair trade principles). Here's a primer on how seeds from the rainforest become the chocolate we know and love.

Illustration by Lauren Wilcox Puchowski


Austin Bailey

Austin Bailey is a writer and editor for Heifer's World Ark magazine.