Cacao Oro Nicaragua
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More than 600 jobs created.


Cacao Oro Nicaragua


Welcome to Cacao Oro

To become the largest cocoa producer leader in the world.

Our vision

Cacao Oro Group was founded in 2014 to develop large-scale certified cocoa plantations in Nicaragua and Perú. The overall goal is to plant 10,000 productive hectares of cocoa between the two countries, becoming the largest cocoa producer in the world.

Since 2014, Cacao Oro has planted more than 1,750 hectares, with a final challenge of 2,000 hectares in cocoa in its first stage in Nicaragua. The first crop was given at the end of 2016, and total production in next three years will be approximately of 5,000 to 6,000 metric tons (MT) per year.

Sustainability Company / Experience

Cacao hectares planted1755
Coffee hectares planted67
Yearly sustainable production( MT ) 6000

Latin America has been the main driver of the cocoa industry's efforts for a real shift towards sustainability. The region currently produces half of global sustainable production with only a fraction of the global production area.

Nicaragua is emerging as a promising country in the development of large-scale agricultural projects in the region. The quantity of degraded land in the country through unsustainable pre-operations provides the opportunity to produce cocoa under reforestation and sustainable agroforestry models.

Rosita farm

La Rosita is the first operation of Cacao Oro in Nicaragua, located in the RAAN with 3,000 hectares and approximately 1,750 hectares of cocoa planted. The property was formerly a sustainable logging operation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to produce and market the best quality cocoa in the world, under the current international standards, on a large scale, sustainable and committed to the pursuit of customer satisfaction.


Latin America represents 50% of global sustainable production with only 18% of the total global footprint. Regional production is critical to achieve the industry goals for sustainability.


Cacao Oro de Nicaragua was founded by French and American investors, led by Clément Ponçon, an agronomist with more than 45 years of experience developing large-scale agricultural projects in Nicaragua and Latin America.

The cocoa operation began in April 2014 with 3,000 hectares located in the municipality of Rosita on the Atlantic coast. Since its inception in 2014, more than 1,700 hectares of a goal of 2,000 hectares have been planted. The first harvest was made in 2016 and the total production in three years will of approximately 5,000 to 6,000 metric tons (MT) per year.

Cacao Industry

Globally the cocoa industry occupies approximately the fourth position in terms of negotiated value between tropical crops, more or less paired with bananas (behind palm oil and rubber). Approximately 70% of world cocoa production resides in West Africa with approximately 67% of world production concentrated in Cõte d'Ivoire and Ghana alone.

The sustainable supply combined with the continuing structural problems of production linked to West Africa and Indonesia, is causing a shift in the industry towards cocoa harvesting in regions where there is a more reliable and commercial production as Central America and the Andean Region.

Climate and agronomy
Cocoa is native to Latin America and the potential for expansion in the region is significant, particularly in Central America, the Amazon basin of the Andean region and northern Brazil.
All of Cacao Oro operations are in the process of certification and operated under internationally recognized independent standards of sustainability, including UTZ (certification in process) and Rainforest Alliance(certification in process). The operations will also be developed under an agroforestry model that will include an active reforestation program for degraded land using native species such as Cedro Macho, Caoba, and Nanciton.
Global demand
The main end-user of cocoa products is the confectionery industry. The value of the global sales of the confectionery industry was approximately $198 billion in 2014, of which approximately $ 120 billion came from chocolate confectionery. The USDA estimates that world chocolate sales will grow at 6.7% per year to reach $143 billion by 2017.
The cocoa supply chain includes cultivation, fermentation, drying, trade and processing. The most important steps in the process are cultivation, fermentation and drying, these steps are the main components of higher added-value in the value chain.

Photo Gallery

La Rosita farm operation photo gallery


Club Terraza 4 blocks west, Managua, Nicaragua.