Support and training
CasaLuker provides farmers -free of charge- with the tools they need to produce excellent quality cocoa: technical training at the Luker Research and Educational Farm, Granja Luker, and technical support in the field. Therefore, CasaLuker will only purchase from the farmers, cocoa beans that comply 100% Fino de Aroma standards.
During crop time, we develop different activities with the farmers called Planes Cosecha in which we promote the farmers to sell their cocoa to our company; in exchange they can participate in the raffle of different prizes, such as tools for their farm or gifts for their families.
As an extension of our educational programs at Granja Luker, we also mantain nine model plots in Colombia and one in Peru. A model plot is established through an arrangement made between CasaLuker and a farmer, in which the farmer receives a subsidy from CasaLuker (plant material and different farm supplies) to improve his or her crop, as well as free training. In return, the farmer agrees to convert his or her farm into a model to be used to train other producers.
Nationally, there are 12 agricultural engineers and 3 technicans, in different cocoa-producing regionsd, who train adn provide technical support to our producers.