Anna Caroline de Lima – BRAZIL

Maura fingers the cocoa trees in a small plantation where she works, in Bahia, Brazil. Cocoa arrived in Bahia in 1746 when a French settler sent seeds to a Portuguese farmer, who introduced them to his plantation in what is now the municipality of Canavieiras. The plants adapted well to the local climate and cocoa plantations spread throughout the region during the 19th century, with exports increasing in line with the demand for chocolate in Europe and the U.S.

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