Samoa - Cocoa Plantation improvement programme
Senior consultant, Keith Budd, was selected to develop a rehabilitation programme for Samoan cocoa plantations on Savaii. This project involved an assessment of the Samoan cocoa value chain, establishment of a single-source cocoa market with a leading chocolate manufacturer, also an analysis of economic, social, and environmental benefits for the farmers.
SPS Biota takes pride to be part of Samoan cocoa industry renaissance. SPS Biota partners with Whittaker’s Chocolate company and Savai’i Koko, supplier of premium Samoan beans since 2015.
Besides significant financial benefits, our Samoan programme delivers also range of positive environmental outcomes by capacitating farmers in sustainable land management.
Philippines - Eastern Samar
The average income of Filipino farmer is only $95 per month. SPS Biota has been working on the island of Samar since 2018 establishing an inclusive cocoa value chain.
Our Samar Programme strives to increase farmers earnings and resilience by creating a sustainable income stream from the cocoa production.