ForestFinance is a co-founder of the Forum of sustainable cocoa”, which is an improvement of the working conditions committed to. Germany processed over 10 percent of the global cocoa quantities. For decades, the cocoa production was increased mainly due to clearing additional forest areas. The deforestation of rainforests is guilt alone to about 20 percent for the anthropogenic CO2 emissions. On this former rainforest land, soil fertility decreased over the years, because rain forest soils have little humus and nutrients. In order, the quantities of fertilizers must be always further increased. Also diseases and pests in cocoa-growing monocultures often occur, be combated using pesticides.
In Agroforstmischsystemen, cocoa trees, however, grow together and in the shade of other trees of the tropics. Cocoa farming is ideally in mixed planting with coconuts, beans, banana, rubber – or forest trees. The farmers bring additional and consistent Income. The Evergreen cocoa tree bears fruit under favorable conditions in the cocoa-growing all year round. Sustainable cocoa farming investment CacaoInvest: ForestFinance for his investment product CacaoInvest opts for high-quality noble cocoa varieties being grown in Panama and Peru biological and fair in Agroforstsystem. ForestFinance works with leading forestry and agriculture universities in Central America and Germany to the durable quality of cocoa.
CacaoInvest offers early regular income originating from cocoa sales initially from the banana and other fruit and from the fifth year. In addition, mature hardwood trees are planted in other places, additionally reduce the risk in addition to economic benefits. A coordinated security concept with insurance, crop communities, insurance areas, certifications and subsequent planting guarantees contributes to the other investor protection. To CacaoInvest, see organic cocoa strong demand Excellent price prospects: because of global demand for cocoa and the forecasted climate-related production declines, the medium – and long-term price Outlook for cocoa and especially fair organic cocoa are very positive. Countries such as China and India, with a population of around 2.5 billion are only on the taste of the chocolate. So far, chocolate per head consumption of these countries is only five percent of the consumption of Germany and of Switzerland. Particularly the demand around the world for organic chocolate and fair-trade (bio -) chocolate. Here, all experts expect a multiplication of cocoa demand within a few years. About ForestFinance: The ForestFinance group manages a total 16,000 hectares of ecological agroforestry and forest in Latin America (Panama, Colombia and Peru), Asia (Viet Nam). She specializes in forest investments, the lucrative return link to environmental and social sustainability. ForestFinance partner was as the only company worldwide with the FSC Global Award in the area of “FINANCIL Excellent services”. FSC is a label for environmentally and socially sustainable forestry. Interested parties can choose between different products at ForestFinance and invest in different models of sustainable tropical forestry: at the BaumSparVertrag for a monthly savings contribution 12 trees per year planted and harvested after 25 years. The WaldSparBuch offers 1,000 m2 of tropical forest with return guarantee. For investors who wish to replant 10,000 m2 with option on real estate, WoodStockInvest is the right product. CacaoInvest is an investment in fine cocoa and wood, with possible annual payouts already from the second year. GreenAcacia is a forest investment with only seven years total term and annual payouts. Pure forest 0I is a sustainable forest fund with only 14 years maturity and early recoveries.