"Conacado Agroindustrial S.A. (Conacado) in the Dominican Republic is among the leading producer organisations of sustainable cocoa. The company sources, dries, ferments and exports sustainable cocoa to buyers in amongst others Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom and Mexico.


The farmers are the direct owners of Conacado and have been involved since the start. The farmers' network is strong and includes a long track record of technical, social and community assistance.


The trade finance provided by Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund allows Conacado to pay the farmers directly upon delivery of their produce.


KEY INDICATORS as of 31 December 2015:

- number of farmers: 8,667

- number of hectares: 21,490 hectares of sustainably

cultivated land