Cocoa bean (Theobroma cacao). In Uganda, cocoa is grown in a number of districts where the conditions (rainy-tropical) are suitable for cultivation mainly in the central region, western, southeastern and southwestern regions, and some parts of the eastern region mainly in Busoga region
We have 2 cocoa bean seasons i.e. September to January and April to July.
In addition to chocolate and cocoa butter, cocoa wastes can be processed and used for poultry/livestock feeds, fertilizers, soap.
Outspan restricts purchasing Cocoa to the September to January season due to the fact that this is of better quality regards bean size.
We look at about 400 metric tons each season.