SMP2220 Valorising cacao pulp to improve farmers’ income (BO-69-002-048)

Project: LNV project

Project Details


The aim of the project is threefold: 1) to increase the income of smallholder farmers in rural areas, 2) reduce food waste and 3) prevent the negative impact of cacao pulp drainage on the soil. The objective of the consortium is to study the feasibility of developing and deploying mobile processing unit(s) (MPU) in Ecuador for the valorisation of cacao pulp into nutritious juices, including the further scaling through partners. The project combines the need to adapt the technologies to local circumstances and engagement with potential ff-takers and/or sponsors, this also creates the business opportunities for the export of Dutch technologies.


Effective start/end date1/01/2231/12/22