The address for the Toledo Cacao Growers Association is [email protected]
office is located in Punta Gorda, but the vast majority of the members live
in the villages hit by Iris. We are organic growers who sell to a British
buyer who produces a bar called Maya Gold which is sold at a premium price.
We farmers are paid well above the world market price for organic production
and because the product is fair traded. It's been a real boon to Toledo
and to the farmers who grow cacao. I haven't heard how the trees fared. I
fear the answer. It's very possible no one will be there to answer mail
because their homes/farms have most likely been damaged and they are in the
village dealing with the aftermath.
The administrator for the cooperative has another e-address which is[email protected]
His home and farm are in San Pedro Columbia. I don't
know if he is in Belize or not; he was supposed to be travelling before the
harvest started again (in a few weeks).