Trinidad & Tobago
In the early part of the twentieth century, cocoa agriculture was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most vibrant sectors. Records show that in the 1920s T&T produced more than 35,000 metric tons of cocoa a year, making it one of the world’s top producers at that time. But that was before oil and gas. Once this country became dependent on the energy sector, the cocoa industry declined steadily. Now, the country produces less than 1,000 metric tons annually.
Meet Gillian Goddard of Sun Eaters Organics, founder and convener of the Cross Atlantic Chocolate Collective, along with two other team members, Dr. Kevin Adonis Browne and Dawn Cumberbatch, who are also co-founders of The caribbeanmembryproject.com