A native Brazilian fruit, cocoa is a true national wealth. Its production, mainly concentrated in the states of Bahia, Pará, Espírito Santo and Rondônia, contributes to the generation of income for more than 93 thousand producers, most of them smallholders, who practice family farming in areas ranging from 5 to 10 hectares on average. The sector still generates about 200 thousand direct and indirect jobs, in all productive links, from the field to the hands of the final consumer, transformed into chocolates, cookies, cake mixes, drinks, and even cosmetics.
Even though Brazil is currently only the 7th largest cocoa producer in the world, the country has an important market differential. It is the only producing country that has all the links in the production chain in its territory, from the producer to the final consumer. This chain generates more than R $ 21 billion a year in revenue for the country, being an important segment of Brazilian agribusiness because it generates foreign currency, income for producers, jobs, and high-quality products, the whole thing. Learn more about the Brazilian cocoa production chain in the infographic below: