National Geographic highlighted Ecuador as a major cocoa producer
“Ecuador: discover where one of the best chocolates in the world is produced” is the title of the article in the international magazine National Geographic that highlights the production of this product known as the “golden seed”.
The report, released on Friday, November 13, reviews the production of this tropical fruit (Theobroma).
The report highlights Ecuador as “a great cocoa mine” and one of the leading countries in its export, said Santiago Peralta, co-founder of the organic chocolate company Pacari , founded to preserve the variety of Cocoa Arriba, native to Ecuador.
The President of the Republic Lenín Moreno , through his Twitter account, highlighted the magazine article, since it is reported that “Ecuador is one of the countries that grows the best cocoa in the world,” he said.
National Geographic, on its social networks , has 45 million followers on Fecebook, 86 million on its Instagram account and 24.8 million on its Twitter account.
The general figures
According to figures from the Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce, 1% of cocoa bean production is transformed into chocolate and about 3% is sold semi-finished.
On average, there are 550 hectares of cocoa production in the country. In 2018 alone, production reached 315,000 metric tons and $ 680 million was exported. (I)