Cocoa Pods

T&T is like the mecca for cocoa’: Cocoa Pods

Head of The University of the West Indies Cocoa Research Centre, Prof Pathmanathan Umaharan envisions that one day Trinidad and Tobago would be well-known not only for its fine cocoa, but for its chocolates.

This certainly cannot happen overnight, he admits. “My philosophy is that we need to look at low-hanging fruit. I think the lowest hanging fruit for us is the tourism market in the Caribbean,” he asserted last week. Thirty million tourists come to the Caribbean every year, he noted.

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