How coffee and cocoa provided these farmers with the tools to escape the drug trade

Cocoa fruit and products made with cocoa are displayed during a chocolate convention in Lima July 5, 2012. The five-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu and Lord of Sipan sculptures carved out of chocolate. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD BUSINESS) - GM1E87608QQ01

Alternative crops to coca, such as the cocoa fruit, must provide farmers with a decent income Image: REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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