How blockchain has transformed the lives of Ecuadorean cocoa farmers

Francisco Numan Tenesharing shares cocoa from his farm.

For generations, families have farmed cocoa in the mountains in the Ecuadorean Amazon. The region is widely agreed to produce the best chocolate in the world.

But the industry is teetering on the verge of collapse. The work is extremely demanding, incomes are low, and to compensate for declining returns struggling farmers are cutting down ever…