As a brand with deep roots in the production and sourcing of high-quality cocoa, we understand the importance of sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices. One of the most promising solutions to protect our planet and ensure the longevity of our industry is the use of agroforestry and mixed forests.
It's all in the mix - mixed forests have these advantages over monocultures
Agroforestry is a cultivation system that combines the cultivation of crops and trees on the same land. This approach allows for the integration of numerous benefits, such as: B. higher biodiversity, better soil health and greater resilience to climate change. By combining different types of plants and trees, farmers can create a diverse ecosystem that is better able to withstand the effects of climate change, pests and diseases.
The diversity of different species is crucial for the success of mixed forests
Mixed forests, on the other hand, are forests that contain a mixture of different tree species. This approach allows for greater biodiversity, which in turn leads to a more resilient ecosystem. Mixed forests also provide better habitat for a variety of wildlife such as birds, mammals, and insects.
More plants bind more CO2!
Both agroforestry and mixed forests have a number of benefits for our planet. For example, they are able to sequester more carbon than monoculture forests, meaning they can help combat climate change. They also provide more habitat for wildlife, which helps preserve biodiversity. They are also more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as droughts, floods and storms.
Healthy forests are not as susceptible to pests
One of the key benefits of agroforestry and mixed forests for cocoa farmers is increased resistance to pests and diseases. By creating a diverse ecosystem, farmers can reduce the spread of pests and diseases, which in turn results in a more stable and sustainable cocoa crop. In addition, agroforestry and mixed forests can provide farmers with additional sources of income such as wood, fruits and non-wood products. This can help improve the livelihoods of farmers and their communities.
Moruga obtains cocoa exclusively from mixed forests
We are committed to sourcing our cocoa from farmers who use agroforestry and mixed forests. We believe this approach is essential to protecting our planet and the long-term sustainability of our industry. By supporting farmers who use these methods, we help preserve biodiversity, fight climate change and ensure the livelihoods of farmers and their communities.
Mixed forests are the most sustainable way to grow cocoa
In summary, using agroforestry and mixed forests is an effective solution to protect the planet and ensure the longevity of our industry. By growing crops and trees together on the same land, farmers can create a diverse ecosystem that is better able to withstand the effects of climate change, pests and diseases. In addition, mixed forests can support a variety of wildlife and sequester more carbon than monoculture forests. As a brand, we are committed to sourcing our cocoa from farmers who use these methods and we encourage others in our industry to do the same. Together we can help protect the planet and ensure the long-term sustainability of our industry.
I drank while writing Chuncho from Peru 🇵🇪, which is naturally grown in the mixed forest 💚