Harvesting Wild Cacao in the Bolivian Amazon
January is cacao harvest season in the Bolivian Amazon.
January is cacao harvest season in the Bolivian Amazon, and families flock to the forests to pick pods from the wild-growing trees. The seeds inside are dried and fermented, then processed into chocolate.
There’s not a lot of fruit because of the limited number of trees; more money is needed as an investment to grow more fruit. With institutions like Heifer, money as can be used as an investment to help make sure that families can continue to successfully harvest and provide for themselves in the future.
To learn more about how Heifer is helping cacao harvesters improve their incomes while preserving the forest, visit heifer.org/worldark.