Chocolate makers want more of the sweet stuff
With the Philippine demand for cacao still much higher than local production, industry players are calling for sustainability of output as well as traceability and higher quality of produce farm.
Data from the Department of Agriculture shows that domestic production of just about 10,000 metric tons yearly is barely one-third of the 33,000-ton demand.
Such level of production has to improve since demand is expected to keep growing, says chocolatier Patricia Limpe, owner of Antonio Pueo Incorporada.
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