Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013, Claudia Lewis, Plan C Initiative, Carlos L. de la Rosa, Catalina Island Conservancy, "The Youth Guide to Biodiversity" 1st Edition (Chapter 12) Youth and United Nations Global Alliance. Reproduced with permission.
Chapter 12. Verbatim.
Harvested mature cacao fruits (yellow) and
fresh cocoa beans (white).
© FAO /K. Boldt
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The Earthshare programme assesses the impact of cocoa farming on biodiversity. Universities, students and volunteers work together to collect scientific information needed to help preserve biodiversity, to improve farming practices and to increase productivity.
The programme also identified additional livelihood opportunities, such as ecotourism. As a result, some farmers built simple ecotourism facilities and now earn additional income so that they are less dependent on cocoa farming.