COCOA VALUE CHAIN
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
In partnership with Gnima Group, Holding Equatorial Guinea 2020, and Choco-Revo, KDHI is on a mission to revive the cacao sector of Equatorial Guinea to 2,500MT+ from its current production of ~500MT. The initiative seeks to increase the livelihood of farmers and alleviate poverty for low-income families.
Equatorial Guinea is home to some of the world's most exotic cacao trees and its capital, Malabo, is located right on the cocoa belt at roughly 3°N with a perfect climate, very rich soil, and excellent rainfall levels (105-110 inches) to grow cacao, the fruit from which Chocolate is made. It is home to the rare Heirloom beans, which have a unique, fine flavor that attracts higher market prices.
Fact: Equatorial Guinea is the origin of the cacao grown in Ghana, which today is the 2nd largest producer in the world.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE
Pilot Nursery Launched
Gnima Group successfully launched a pilot cocoa nursery in 2016 and planted 15,000 cacao trees in Malabo which are currently growing at an attractive rate
MOU Executed with Co-Investment Partner
Holding Equatorial Guinea is a $1 billion co-investment fund that was launched to co-invest alongside foreign partners into projects that diversify the country's economy
Specialty and Bulk Cocoa Off-takers Engaged and Interested
Gnima and KDHI have engaged specialty and bulk off-takers interested in the project's production once the cacao trees begin to harvest.