This film was shot and narrated by Miguel Angel Zelaya (47), a small-scale coffee farmer from Nicaragua.
Coffee used to grow well in Miguel’s area, but it has now become too hot to grow coffee effectively. Yields are now only about one sixth of what they once were.
But with support from Christian Aid’s local partner, Soppexcca, Miguel is now switching to grow cocoa instead, which flourishes in this warmer climate.
Cocoa growth and early harvests have been so promising that Soppexcca is now scaling up this pilot project, and plans to start commercialising locally-grown organic cocoa.