The Namatoa village nursery, which is a vital source of cocoa seedlings for many farmers, is in the province of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The Namatoa nursery fosters the development of more disease-resistant kinds of cocoa, which is considered a sustainable cash crop in Bougainville, reports The World Bank.
At the Namatoa village nursery, Bougainville's once-thriving cocoa industry is bouncing back from the setbacks it has suffered as of 2015. A regional conflict, known as The Crisis, paralyzed production of cocoa between 1988 to 1998. Also, a moth known as the cocoa pod borer is infamous for ravaging the crop. The newer hybrid clones of cocoa plants at the Namatoa nursery are shorter, more manageable and faster to bear fruit.