Suhum

Ownership: Farmer-owned cocoa cooperative, with organic and fair trade premium paid to farmers

Labor: 679 cocoa farmers, including 166 women

Products: Certified Organic, Certified Fairtrade, Certified Rainforest / UTZ Cocoa Beans

Harvest Season: September–March (major), May–August (minor)

Shelf Life: 1 year

Product Quality: Managers of the organization conduct pre-season training and extension services, and provide access to fertilizers, financing and road paving for farmers in their network. After the harvest, company staff screen, sort and pack the beans prior to export. Periodic laboratory batch testing is conducted on the beans, and only certified organic-grade fertilizers are permitted to be used.

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