The event “Cocoa and Chocolate Fair : Territorial Development and Agroforestry-based on Cacao” will present the outcomes and lessons learned of the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) for “AGROCACAO: Environmentally Sustainable Cacao Production for Small Scale Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendant Farmers in Honduras”.
The project has worked at the base of the social pyramid building social fabric to improve livelihoods of the poorest sectors of rural areas while promoting environmentally friendly systems and opportunities to improve incomes, poverty reduction, and shared prosperity.
The event brings together government officials, civil society organizations, donors, and private sector representatives to share the experience of working together to build capacity and introduce alternatives to promote inclusive social and economic development.
The fair will also give participants the opportunity to interact directly with beneficiaries and the project implementing unit. About eleven beneficiaries will expose their Products, including cacao and chocolate; and four members of the Project Coordinating Unit will have a stand presenting results of AGROCACAO, including publications, videos and training materials.