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Sunday, November 13 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Melanesian Chocolate: Working to improve quality and livlihoods in the Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

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Come learn about the work of Madre Chocolate and Dick Taylor Chocolate along with the non-profit Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA), to improve the cacao value chain and build the livelihoods of farmers in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. This work includes Cacao Boot Camp workshops for farmers and the first ever Solomon Islands Cocoa and Chocolate Week, which showcases local cacao producers to promote quality and increase market opportunities.  See photos, hear stories, and taste the interesting chocolate coming from this origin.

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David Cram

Manager, International Program, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Ltd.
David Cram is a programs manager at ADRA Australia and has previously lived and worked for more than 15 years in various parts of Melanesia, including the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu. During this time he saw many farmers working their cacao plantations only to receive low prices... Read More →
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Adam Dick

Co Founder, Dick Taylor Chocolate
Former boatbuilders and carpenters, Humboldt State University graduates Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor founded Dick Taylor Chocolates in 2010, bringing their fine craftsmanship to the process of batch chocolate making. Thier bean-to-bar chocolate uses only organic cacao and organic cane... Read More →
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Dave Elliot

Chocolate Maker & Co-Founder, Madre Chocolate
Dave is a bicontinental chocolate maker, avid traveller, and promoter of all things delicious. After working on rural development and environmental justice issues in cacao growing regions of Ecuador and Bolivia for many years, David was living half the year in the epicenter of chocolate... Read More →

Sunday November 13, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Cacao Origins Room

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