A very simple investment

Your participation in a cocoa farm is very easy: for 1.950 Euro you get 300 cocoa trees. This is the smallest amount, but you can expand it at your leisure. All cocoa trees you have bought will become yours through a notarized contract.

Additional information:

https://idw-online.de/pages/de/news420876
http://www.scinexx.de/wissen-aktuell-11705-2010-05-25.html
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakao

Kakaoschote

Fast return of your investment

After less than two years, the first fruits are starting to form on the trees. However, they are so small that you can not call that a profitable harvest. It starts at the end of the third year, matching your payout. Cocoa trees of the new generation (UF18, BR25, W10, etc.) can be harvested two times per year with a total of six kilograms of wet cocoa beans – assuming an expert management. If the yield is higher than anticipated – what we strive for through professional management – we are very happy.

The cocoa plants grow either on Mama Earth farms under the constant surveillance of farmers, where each employee has his own section, or as a part of our farm program. The main difference is that in the farm program every farmer can work on every area of his land, but only under the management of Mama Earth. He also takes part in the harvesting, which is not the case for our permanent farm workers on our Mama Earth farms. For you as investor it is only a small difference – we would like to advise you directly.

Redemption rate

You will receive your share from the harvest for 15 years, starting with 100 Euro plus 130 Euro on your fund, as shown in the ‘Guaranteed gains’ column in the table below. With a guaranteed minimum payment, you will already receive 5,2 percent of green interest.

You can see the ‘Predicted Payouts’ on the right-hand side as secure information. So, expect 8 percent and more for your social investment. In addition, your investment will be repaid in equal installments every year, as shown in the table. Simply put, you can nearly double your investment and provide reasonable paid and socially just jobs.

Example of Coca Invest 1.950 Euro = 300 cocatrees / return of capital 5,2 – 8,3%*

Kakao Investment
  • Years
  • 1. year
  • 2. year
  • 3. year
  • 4. year
  • 5. year
  • 6. year
  • 7. year
  • 8. year
  • 9. year
  • 10. year
  • 11. year
  • 12. year
  • 13. year
  • 14. year
  • 15. year
  • 16. year
  • 17. year
  • 1.950 Euro
  • Return Of Capital
  • none
  • none
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 130 Euro
  • 1.950 Euro
  • Guaranteed Payout
  • none
  • none
  • 230 Euro
  • 230 Euro
  • 230 Euro
  • 230 Euro
  • 230 Euro
  • 240 Euro
  • 240 Euro
  • 240 Euro
  • 210 Euro
  • 200 Euro
  • 200 Euro
  • 200 Euro
  • 160 Euro
  • 160 Euro
  • 160 Euro
  • 3.160 Euro
  • Forecasted Profit
  • none
  • none
  • 140 Euro
  • 140 Euro
  • 140 Euro
  • 140 Euro
  • 140 Euro
  • 150 Euro
  • 150 Euro
  • 150 Euro
  • 120 Euro
  • 110 Euro
  • 110 Euro
  • 110 Euro
  • 70 Euro
  • 70 Euro
  • 70 Euro
  • 1.810 Euro
  • Predicted Payout
  • none
  • none
  • 270 Euro
  • 270 Euro
  • 270 Euro
  • 270 Euro
  • 270 Euro
  • 280 Euro
  • 280 Euro
  • 280 Euro
  • 250 Euro
  • 240 Euro
  • 240 Euro
  • 240 Euro
  • 200 Euro
  • 200 Euro
  • 200 Euro
  • 3.760 Euro
  • Guaranteed Profit
  • none
  • none
  • 100 Euro
  • 100 Euro
  • 100 Euro
  • 100 Euro
  • 100 Euro
  • 110 Euro
  • 110 Euro
  • 110 Euro
  • 80 Euro
  • 70 Euro
  • 70 Euro
  • 70 Euro
  • 30 Euro
  • 30 Euro
  • 30 Euro
  • 1.210 Euro

*already adjusted for operating expenses

Only good care leads to good cocoa

Again, we leave nothing to chance. The seedlings already get selected at the nursery, marked by color coding of species and planted with other species to create a mixed plantation. For each set of 350 plants there is a specific plant layout. This planting pattern is very important, because each species carry different flowers. So we offer enticing ‘flavors’ for the ‘pollinators’, that being mosquitoes, small flies and also ants. This way they visit the flowers many times more and bring the required pollen. The purpose of this is to pollinate as many flowers as possible so that they grow into cocoa fruits. Only pollinated flowers yield harvest. A sea of flowers is no guarantee for harvesting success.

There is nothing without insects

The earlier mentioned pollinators are not very popular in general and often end up under the ‘flyswatter’. But since they are essential for cocoa production, we turn the tables and ensure their reproduction. Our motto: The more, the merrier. The multiplication is quite simple. Every second row between the cocoa plant becomes a ‘dirty row’. In there we store leaves, branches, twigs, banana stems etc. and let them rot. This decay process of organic substances provides not only an ideal habitat for the necessary helpers who increase massively, but also supplies the soil with valuable mineral substances that are absorbed by the cocoa plants.

We check every task

As a foundation, we have our hand over the whole project. In our care and supervision of the farms, we also ferment the cocoa beans. This process is performed at a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius and deprives the beans of their bitter taste and lasts about five days. After the first two the beans get turned and left to ‘stew’ in their own pulp for another three days. In the final drying process (solar drying) the shelf life of the beans gets increased and the development of the aroma is enhanced. Though this process as nothing to do with the roasting of the beans which determine the final aroma of the beans.

The Corona system

But why do we not fill every row to produce even more of these little beasts? It is quite simple. The clean rows are needed for the harvest. Here, the farmers and harvest helpers go from cocoa tree to cocoa tree and collect the fruits, which are brought to the collection point in baskets. After that starts the next round: The Corona system. Coconut fibers are placed around the seedlings. This bears two advantages: First, the moisture is kept as in a sponge and second, the fibers decompose slowly and fertilize the plant.

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