Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chocolate Anyone?

Growing cocoa beans is another potential cash crop in the lowlands of PNG. Inside the cocoa pods are the beans. The beans are cut out and put in a big bin that has a fire underneath which dries them out.

This man is turning the beans over. When they are completely dried they are put in bags and taken to town by ox. The beans are shipped to Australia or America where they are processed into cocoa.
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