Current global challenges like the COVID pandemic and climate change have impacted the whole cacao chain.
In 2020 part of the harvest was lost, and the current recovery of the field was relatively slow in 2021. For 2022 heavier rainfall is expected in all regions. Even though these circumstances make it challenging, farmers are optimistic and indicate that the harvest will recover.
Overall, demand was quite positive in 2021, with the consumption of chocolate increased considerably worldwide.
Sustainability and traceability have become essential topics in the value chain of cacao at Rhumveld. Our partner in origin makes quality, food safety and social responsibility a high priority as they are deeply committed to sustainable, organic, and allergen-free cocoa products of the highest quality. Please ask your account manager more about this, if you are interested.
Being Rainforest Alliance members means that we can offer you a UTZ/RA cacao product that was produced by farmers, foresters, and companies working together to create a world where people and nature thrive in harmony with each other.
The Rainforest Alliance is a label for working conditions, environment, and nature conservation for products from areas where rainforest grows. An important criterion is the protection of the rainforest and the well-being of workers. By supporting and working together with the Rainforest Alliance we create an impact on sustainable agricultural practices, store more trees to absorb more carbon and stabilize temperature and moisture by having more shade.
Benefits of cacao as a superfood
Raw organic cacao is packed full of antioxidants to stimulate the absorption of free radicals.
Cacao also serves as a plant-based source of iron, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium boosting your health and youth.
Would you like to know more about our organic cacao? Please don’t hesitate to contact us as we would be happy to help you.