MEET THE FARMERS

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.