In 2011, Satocao received from the São Tomé government a concession of about 2,500 ha for a duration of 25 years which is renewable.
This concession had been abandoned for decades and it’s earmarked for the replanting of the finest quality cocoa.
Following this agreement, Satocao has refurbished this concession and planted 275 ha of selected hybrid cocoa trees.
At the heart of the company’s culture is its emphasis on maintaining rigorous quality control in order to achieve cocoa of excellent quality.
Thanks to a very strict traceability process the cocoa beans will come with a guarantee of origin and its crop will be certified.
This will help the company with its medium term goal of establishing a designation of origin and mark of high quality for São Tomé e Príncipe’s cocoa.