Podcast interview by Geraldine Masso, communication consultant for Rikolto, and Fausto Rodriguez, Director of Rikolto in Latin America.
Today much research has been done on the implementation of agroforestry systems (SAF) in cocoa farming and how the application of these systems could increase the resilience and sustainability of cocoa-producing families. In this new episode of Rikolto's podcast, in 7 minutes you will learn what agroforestry systems are all about, why their application in cocoa production could contribute to reducing the impact on the environment, and the effects suffered by cocoa-producing families due to climate change. Fausto, Rikolto's project coordinator in the cocoa sector in Latin America, based in Nicaragua, with extensive experience in the development of sustainable chains and the application of methodologies and tools for inclusive business models in the sector, explains the opportunities for private companies to implement SAF´s systems. And how in Central America, after two category 5 and 6 hurricanes and a sanitary crisis, the implementation of SAF´s became a barrier not only against the wind but also against the loss of income and food for cocoa producers in Honduras.