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Saturday, November 10 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Future of Fine Flavor Cacao from the Farmers Perspective

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Located in Ecuador, Hacienda Victoria is the largest single estate farm of fine flavor cacao in the world. The farm has innovated new techniques in farming as well as a visionary approach for meeting the global market demand for high-quality cacao.  Andres Guzman will discuss Hacienda Victoria's principles of healthy farm management, careful post-harvest processing, and local impact. Learn about successes and challenges related to future of fine flavor cacao from the farmer perspective.

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Andres Guzman

CEO, Hacienda Victoria
Andres has managed the family business at Hacienda Victoria in Ecuador, producing a variety of crops including bananas, cane sugar, coffee, coconut, corn, dairy and cacao. The challenge in cacao was to rescue the tradition of Ecuador Nacional Fine Flavor Cacao that has been lost... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91