It serves as a perimeter crop, making it possible to define the boundaries of plantation as well as protecting them against bad weather, wind and disease, etc. Being a hardwood tree, it has a long time to ignition and is considered as the best choice for fire prevention. 


Banana trees, an efficient shade crop, are planted alongside (2,000 trees per hectare). Following the third harvest, they are cut down as they interfere with the cocoa’s growth.

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