Cacao can be the keystone species in an extremely productive (economically and biologically) forest matrix that functions as a carbon sink, a purveyor of cacao and other products important in the global economy, and a tool for shifting economic and social systems.
This potential is unattainable in the current economic model of post-colonial globalization. We cannot continue to justify our multi-capital debt with corporate financial profits. There needs to be a large scale reinvestment in the Living Capital that forms the foundation of our global economy if we are going evolve into an abundant future.
Number of cacao farmers worldwide
Number of people who depend on cacao for their livelihood
Annual cacao production
Annual increase in demand for cacao, for the last 100 years
Current global market value of Cacao
Of carbon sequestration
of land worldwide is dedicated to the production of Cacao
Duration of ‘peak production’ period