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The Mekong Delta is famous for its agriculture and one of the surprising crops is cacao. At Lam The Cuong’s family farm, visitors can learn how fruit from a cacao tree becomes a bar of rich, dark chocolate.

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Farmer Lam The Cuong’s family immigrated from Fukkien 200 years ago. In the 1960s, his father brought back cacao seeds from Malaysia and with the help of a book written in French, learned how to cultivate cacao. The tradition continues on the one hectare organic farm, with 2,000 trees producing four tons of cacao a year.

From fruit to tupperware.  Photo taken in or around Cacao Farm, Can Tho, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

From fruit to tupperware. Photo: Cindy Fan

His farm is a possible stop on morning boat tours, or visitors can drop in by themselves by motorbike. Lam The Cuong, who speaks English and some French, will lead visitors on a tour of his modest farm and explain ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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