ENVIRONMENT MODIFICATION FOCUS: Chocolate, a sweet success in Guatemala

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UNDP Guatemala/Caroline Trutmann.

The growing of the plant, which is native to Central America, has actually been changed recently by money crops such as sugarcane and rubber, in addition to extensive livestock rangeland.

The relocate to a more commercial farming has actually had major repercussions for natural environments in Guatemala, now smallholder farmers are being motivated by the UN to replant cocoa, the crucial active ingredient in chocolate, as a method to support the land and supply an excellent earnings.

Learn more about the cocoa farmers of Guatemala.