APOVINCES is formed by small landowners (with an 8 hectares field average) that cultivate banana, yucca, passion fruit, rice and more products from the area. The intention is to avoid the monoculture, though their main product is the national soft flavour cocoa.
One of their main goals has been to reduce the intermediary chain to improve the benefits for the partners, and also to get Organic and Fairtrade Certifications. These certifications increase the product selling price for APOVINCES. They work to keep and to improve the cocoa quality and the production of the farm, in order to reduce the environment impacts. Associatively, they work about issues as: productive technics improvement (pruning and others), storage, dried and marketing; they also do frequent trainings and a meticulous agro-ecological and organic work.