Today, agricultural scientists are once again turning back to the original and more natural way of growing cocoa as a way to make cocoa production more consistently profitable for small farmers. This method, known as sustainable cocoa growing, lowers production costs for the farmer, stabilizes or even increases farm income and helps assure a rich and high quality supply of cocoa beans for generations to come.
Sustainable farming benefits the environment by minimizing impact on the rainforest environment. Sustainable farming relies on traditional methods rather than expensive chemicals and pesticides. And by integrating farming techniques with the natural ecosystem, farmers create more biodiversity and increase habitats for wildlife.