Government, Organizations and Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Cocoa

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In the competitive setting of the “Sustainable Cocoa Innovation Challenge,” a program that brought together entrepreneurs committed to preserving forests and promoting peace in the cocoa industry, collaboration between government entities and research organizations such as the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, is vital. Two key figures, representatives of the British Embassy in Colombia and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, played key roles in evaluating and promoting sustainable innovations.

Luis Calzadilla, Director of Science and Innovation at the British Embassy in Colombia, played a crucial role as a member of the jury during D-Day, where the nine selected to participate in the Challenge presented their ventures. His perspective highlighted the importance of initiatives that strengthen the ecosystem and connect producers with the market, positively impacting Colombian families. Calzadilla expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration between the British Embassy, the Alliance and the CGIAR in creating spaces that foster discussion and capacity building.

“From the British Embassy, always our partner with CIAT and with the CGIAR, we seek to ally ourselves to generate spaces that generate this type of discussions, this type of installation and capacity building.”

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