Our team recently completed training conducted by one of our university partners, focusing on highly effective natural strategies for managing pests and diseases in cocoa plantations. With the rising costs of agricultural inputs, prioritizing sustainable solutions is of utmost importance.

The training primarily centered on the preparation, application, and monitoring of bio-inputs utilizing Bacillus and Trichoderma as key components to combat Monilia and Mazorca Negra issues. We engaged with environmental training, research, and development to explore preventive measures against Monilia, a detrimental fungus affecting cocoa crops.

We delved into the latest advancements in bio-input research, emphasizing biological control methods for this fungus. As a result of our discussions, we have outlined specific on-farm activities for implementation.