The global chocolate industry is worth over $50 billion. Whilst cocoa is grown in three regions of the world, 90% comes from approximately 2 million small family farms in West Africa.

The average West African cocoa farm is a small-holding of less than 4 hectares and each hectare will typically produce 400kg of cocoa beans.

Enhancing cocoa yields

Growing conditions can be challenging for cocoa growers but in trials of BANZAITM; over the last 3 years, those growers have seen a yield increase of around 25%.

BANZAITM; is a foliar spray applied to cacao trees to reduce stress and resulting loss of cocoa pods. In certain cases, use of BANZAITM; may allow growers to reduce other traditional chemical inputs, improving the environmental sustainability of overall cocoa production.