Farmers from the "Lazan'i Sambirano" cooperative group in the Diana region have won the gold medal for Africa and the Indian Ocean in the world competition for cocoa production of the quality demanded by the international market, in the year 2021. Farmers from this group also won the bronze medal...

Winning the title will improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers from the Lazan'i Sambirano cooperative. It will also encourage importers to choose their products," said Aldis Arnaud Toly, president of the cooperative. The cooperative produces 700 tonnes of cocoa a year. They only export 300 tonnes directly. The collector receives the 400 tonnes.

Madagascar's cocoa is not comparable with products from other countries. The quality of the product here is very good, and it's still very organic, with no chemicals used in its cultivation, which is why there's strong demand abroad, and the price of cocoa in Madagascar has improved more than in any other country.

It is proof of the good quality of Sambirano cocoa that Mrs Sovenira Vahiny, president of the TMAR farmers' cooperative of the Lazan'i de Sambirano cooperative group, won the gold medal for Africa and the Ocean. In 2021, this cooperative took part in the world competition. for producing the quality cocoa demanded by the market. Another farmer from this cooperative also won the Aly Robert bronze medal at this competition.

Environmental degradation is reducing cocoa production in our country. These include the negative effects of climate change. All this is a problem that can be solved by technicians if everyone takes their responsibilities and if all forces are united.

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