Cacao Project

Cacao is on the rise in Hawaiʻi and farmers across the State are cultivating. From bean to bar, the cacao industry can be rewarding, but it comes with challenges that demand technical skills and determination from local producers. O‘ahu Resource Conservation Development Council, a sustainable agriculture non-profit, strives to  help Hawaiʻi cacao growers produce on a sustainable level that will drive their cacao production for the next generation. O‘ahu RC&D is currently connecting farmers with experts in cacao orchard management and providing tools and information on best practices for cacao establishment. In order to share knowledge with more producers, they are hosting field days and workshops on O‘ahu, Kauaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi Island. Be on the lookout for cacao workshops in your area.