Cocoa project

Vanuatu Agriculture assists cocoa farmers on Malekula

Officers from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development visited Metenesel Cocoa Project on Malekula recently as part of the Government’s plan to increase production on farms.

“Currently Metenesel Cocoa Project produces over 80 tons of cocoa beans annually that are exported to overseas market. This is due to poor plantation management and old cocoa trees”.

“There are over 600 cocoa farmers throughout the country, excluding other farmers who are working with local cocoa only,” the department said.