Ecuadorian cacaowas given a prize as the best one in the world, at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France, an event that was held from 19 to 21 October in the third edition of the International Cocoa Awards, chocolate is considered the most important trade fair.
Two samples of Ecuador, of the 50 pre-selected worldwide, were honored.
Cocoa Sulagro company, located in Balao, Guayas Province, owned by Vicente Norero, was rated the best one due to its floral quality, and the Farmers Association of Catarama, Los Rios, whose president is Hector Ocaña, was chosen as the best cocoa beans by geographic region.
In the competition also participated West and Central Africa (13 samples), South America (17 samples), Central America and the Caribbean (13 samples), Southeast Asia and Pacific (7 samples). In South America, Colombia and Brazil were awarded with one sample. (LO)