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The average age of Grenada’s 5,000 cocoa farmers is about 59 years. Younger Grenadians are leaving their farms for the island’s few cities or emigrating in search of a livable income. Providing support and training in state-of-the-art agricultural techniques can motivate a new generation of farmers to stay in place, protecting this rare, rich tropical ecosystem that might otherwise be logged, grazed or sold for resort development.

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