Cocoa Life Cycle

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Waste / Recycling

Waste soaks away

There is no recycling of mucilage on the farms. Although this by-product can be corrosive in large quantities, the amount produced on farms is small enough not to be a problem).



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Organic / conventional: (all conventional - natural fertilisers only). Consists only of spreading pods, which are high in potassium.

The cocoa bean (highly hydroscopic) so moved on quickly throughout the cocoa life cycle and not stored anywhere unless this is absolutely necessary. If there is any significant delay, such as through impassable roads on the way to Douala, then it can be necessary to un-bag the cocoa beans and re-dry them.




cocoa product line diagram



Cameroon is the sixth largest producer of cocoa in the world, most of it being grown in the humid, forested south of the country.!#8221; MACEFCOOP is one of the most significant Cameroonian producers, along with SOWEFCO (the South-West Farmers Cooperative), with its headquarters in Kumba, Meme Division.