5 Great Reasons to Join the Cacao Orientation Course

Cacao is one of the most valuable plants in the world. In fact, because of the importance of its fruits and by-products, the demand for Cacao has continued to grow over the years. It is for this reason that the Chocolate Chamber Academy has decided to put together the Cacao Orientation Course. The session aims to not only shine the spotlight on Cacao but also to educate people about the best and most sustainable Cacao farming practices. Read on to find out why you should sign up for this course as soon as possible!

Understanding Cacao

The main goal of the Cacao Orientation Course is to educate people about Cacao. The session teaches participants about the life, care, propagation, and uses of this amazing plant. In addition, the sessions will allow participants to have a closer look at the ever-growing cacao industry and why cacao remains one of the most in-demands products in the world.

Supporting Local Farmers

The Cacao Orientation Course was created by the Chocolate Chamber Academy in partnership with the First Consolidated Cooperative Along Tañon Seaboards or FCCT. The project was put together not only to highlight the importance of cacao farming but also to help cacao farmers find other sources of income as they have to wait years before they could harvest their crops.

Help for Start-ups

Unbeknownst to most people, cacao farming is actually a viable money-making venture. With the sessions, FCCT and the Chocolate Chamber Academy hope to encourage more people to take a more positive and hopeful look at cacao farming. In fact, for those who are interested in possibly starting his or her very own cacao farm, the sessions will tackle in full detail the essentials of successful cacao farming.

Learning from the Experts

Handling the Cacao Orientation Course sessions are experts in the field. Heading the team is Mr. Edu T. Pantino, a cacao educator and historian. He will be joined by Chocolate Princess Hannah Mae. T. Choa, youth ambassador of the FCCT. Finally, talking in detail about cacao farming and growing the business are FCCT Business Manager Clavel P. Aves and FCCT Cacao Technician Riel A. Allego.

TCC Treats (and more!)

Aside from the valuable knowledge about cacao growing and farming, participants will also get to bring home amazing treats from The Chocolate Chamber. FCCT members who join the sessions, for example, will get to bring home grafted cacao seedling and a pack of TCC Natural Fertilizer.

Additionally, snacks that will be served during the sikwate break include tablea, oregano, & malunggay pandesal, tablea with Tuburan coffee cupcake, Hannah’s Choconib cookies, champorado, ensaymada, and sikwate with condensed milk.

Cacao Orientation Course

The first Cacao Orientation Course session took place on January 29, 2021. The next sessions will be held every second and fourth Friday of each month. Registration is set at Php850.00/pax. To date, due to health and safety protocols, each session can only accommodate up to 6 persons.

To reserve a slot, please contact 09176287661. You may also visit The Chocolate Chamber on Facebook to know more about the sessions.

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