Cocoa, Forests & Peace
(CB&P) is a public-private initiative aiming to promote deforestation-free cocoa production models that protect and restore forests in the cocoa value chain, improve livelihoods for producers and help consolidate the peace process in Colombia.
When planted in agroforestry arrangements, cocoa promotes ecosystem conservation and forest restoration.
A total of 40% of the cocoa grown in Colombia is the result of alternative development for the substitution of illicit crops.
Cocoa is prioritized as one of the key products for rural development in conflict zones. Cocoa thus becomes a crop of peace.