TheChocolateLifeLIVE | Cocoa and Climate Change: Cause? Solution?

TheChocolateLifeLIVE | Cocoa and Climate Change: Cause? Solution?

Episode 120 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE is LIVE from 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT on Tue, July 4th. Coming up in the next episode — Resolved: Tony’s Chocolonely is a Force for Good in the World.

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In this episode we’re going to be exploring cocoa and climate change: Does cocoa contribute to the problem (and if it does, how), and how can cocoa be a part of solutions to climate change (if it can)?

The discussion will include topics in planting design (e.g., agroforestry) and carbon credits in the discussion over on LinkedIn. So – I recommend everyone take a read of the thread as a part of getting ready for this live stream.

And then we also need to consider the sustainable markets aspect of the issue – who’s going to pay for it and are any of the economic benefits going to inure to smallholder farmers?


TheChocolateLife :: LIVE w/ Lars Saquero Møller, Agroclimatica
Streaming Live on Friday December 10th starting at 10am EST.
One approach to assessing the issues and challenges, from Dec 2021!
From beans to bar - decarbonizing the agri value chain
Regenerative agriculture - Wikipedia
One of hundreds of definitions that are out there.
Regenerative Agriculture: The Next Frontier in Advancing Climate Goals
Learn why regenerative practices will help support agriculture -- and address corporate ESG goals
A pretty declarative statement. What does regenerative agriculture look like?
What is agroforestry? | Updated for 2022 | Soil Association
One of hundreds of definitions that are out there.

Just A Few Carbon Credits in Cocoa Links

Climate Stories | Ghana Carbon Credits
Learn how cocoa farmers in Ghana are improving yields and mitigating climate change by adopting climate-smart cocoa practices while curbing deforestation and generating carbon credits.
Cocoa | Forest Carbon Partnership
UN Global Climate Awards » Deforestation-Free Cocoa | Peru
Chocolatier Protecting Madagascar’s Lemurs Eyes Carbon Credits
Beyond Good, a maker of premium chocolate in Madagascar, aims to start selling carbon credits as it works with cocoa farmers to boost reforestation and provide a safer habitat for lemurs.
Special Report: Carbon Payments and Ghana - Ecosystem Marketplace
Cocoa is one of Ghana’s most important exports, but current farming techniques wreak havoc on both soil and surrounding forests. This is not only unsustainable for cocoa, but also contributes to global warming and biodiversity loss. Can payments for ecosystem services help reverse this trend?

Some Files to Download and Read


#climate #climatechange
#regenerativeagriculture #cabruca #agroforestry
#chocolate #craftchocolate #cacao #cocoa #cacau
#TheChocolateLife #LaVidaCocoa

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