Bundibugyo District, Uganda
Esco Uganda leads the development of organic cacao exportation in this uniquely small producing origin.
Virtually all of Uganda’s cacao is grown in the Bundibugyo district located in the western region close to the DRC border. Previously a big coffee producing region, a devastating disease wiped out much of the production many years ago. The emergence of cacao in recent years has brought newfound prosperity to the region and a steadily growing source of income for farmers.
Esco Uganda has played a vital role in developing the Ugandan cacao industry by providing continued support and resources to its growing farmer base. Education is at the heart of the model as the company prides itself on training farmers, logging face to face trainings with 8,191 farmers to ensure continued quality control and sustainable practices. Farmers are encouraged to enter the “savings scheme” program where a % of cash payment is deferred each harvest for future needs, a new concept that farmers continue to adopt leading to a sustainable future.
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September - March
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Naked Cacao is currently working with Esco Uganda on a social responsibility project for the local community. We will release details shortly as the project is finalized.