Terroir: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
A volcanic cocoa!
"The Land of the Unexpected" has lots of unique features in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and Micronesia. Cocoa is the country's third biggest farmed produce in terms of economic importance and has significant effects on local populations. Trinitario plantations are mainly in the Madang region in volcanic high-nutrient land. It provides natural assets to the trees that produce cocoa with the unique flavour of cut grass and leather.
Challenges to be faced
Papua New Guinea faces many challenges such as global warming and the impact of "destructive" insects. Advanced techniques and training have helped cocoa farming become more profitable, eco-friendly and better quality. Young more disease-resistant plants are cloned naturally through grafting. They are gradually replacing old cocoa trees and provide cocoa farmers with better yields.