Who doesn’t love chocolate? Our conversation with a sustainable cacao farmer and activist.
Join us for this first episode where we meet up with Louise Mabulo, a Filipino environmentalist, farmer, social entrepreneur, and master chef. Louise is the founder of The Cacao Project, a social enterprise that works with over 200 farmers in the Philippines. She shares her thoughts with us on farming as a career choice, an opportunity to provide green jobs and landscape stewardship. She’s also a chocolate expert, explaining what fair trade means to the industry and how cacao farming can happen sustainably. Louise tells us about the power of food and recipes, how cooking can galvanize entire populations, promoting the farm-to-table narrative. In addition, Louise advises how young people can get involved in ecosystem inclusive spaces.
Hosts: Jennifer Gacich (FAO) and Mateusz Benko (UNEP)
Producers: Cecilia Casalini (FAO), Giorgia Cherubini (UNEP), Katia de Prado (UNEP), Pierre Flecheux (UNEP) and James Obata (FAO).
Music © “Jungle” by DayFox
Picture © Louise Mabulo
- Louise Mabulo website
- Louise Mabulo Instagram
- Louise Mabulo Twitter
- The Cacao Project website
- The Cacao Project Instagram
- Louise Mabulo - UNEP 2019 Young Champion of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific
- UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration