It’s official, the Fijian cacao industry is alive again

Arif Khan’s story is a great example of how cross-industry collaboration can lead to greater success for everyone — higher quality beans and long-term business for small-scale farmers. When you imagine the tropical, volcanic archipelago of Fiji, you probably think of kava, not cacao. Just a short thirty years ago, however, the Fiji Islands were a haven […]

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Curious beginnings

Curious beginnings: My Journey to Yellow Seed Growing up, I was a curious and quirky kid who chased grasshoppers and made my own rules. But as a teenager, I was bullied and began to withdraw and shut down. By high school, I pretty much felt invisible. I didn’t fit in. I lost a connection to […]

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Yellow Seed at Origin: Peru Reflections and Highlights

As part of the web design process, Yellow Seed colleagues Alexis and Shea spent nine weeks traveling within different regions of Peru in search of delicious cacao and farmer groups in need of market access. While they were there, Alexis and Shea connected with farmers and cooperatives, conducted interviews with producers and local NGOs, and […]

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Chocolate Covered Dialogue

Over the past 18 months, one of my greatest joys has been learning about something that I knew nothing about before. Frankly, I never thought that I would be in the chocolate industry. Coming from a background based in the fast-paced speciality coffee world, I never considered a jump into chocolate. Luckily, they are both […]

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