Discover Heirloom Designated Cacao Farming in the Philippines
The Puentespina’s venture into cacao growing started in 2003 when founders, Roberto and Charita Puentespina, leased a cacao farm in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City. A farmer at heart, Charita Puentespina rehabilitated the trees and soon after harvested the cacao pods. She now operates a 24-hectare cacao farm in Malagos and employs around 80 in-house farmers both in Malagos and on cacao farms outside of the Malagos area. (These are farmers whose passion is farming but unfortunately do not have their own lands to till). The Puentespinas also built a training facility on the farm to teach farmers good cacao growing practices. They provide farm inputs & run an Extension Service to those who need further assistance.