Omar José Chadid González
General manager and legal representative of the Ecocacao Cooperative Organization.
He started the creation and strengthening process of the Ecocacao Cooperative Organization in Santander. The Cooperative is a cocoa bean supplier for the Chocolates Business in Colombia who has contributed, based on rural development alternatives, to the strengthening of the social fabric and to the economic growth in his territory.
The work of the Ecocacao Cooperative Organization has been centered around generating well-being and fostering progress in the cocoa-producing territories in Colombia with the purpose of promoting people’s personal growth, bringing life to the land by using it adequately for harvesting and commercializing this produce. Omar José contributes his experience with the aim of supporting rural development with a strategic vision and promoting quality of life and the progress of the families and the territory.
In the Santander region, cocoa plantations were started as a productive and sustainable alternative focused on building peace and overcoming inequality. It has been a seventeen-year experience developing capabilities by means of technical training and the organization of social, cultural and environmental activities that currently benefit more than 860 partners in 64 municipalities and eight Colombian states.
Omar José Chadid González, general manager and legal representative of the Ecocacao Cooperative Organization.
Since 1958, the Chocolates Business has been supporting cocoa producers by guaranteeing the purchase of the production, fair payment and technical, social and business assistance in the formulation, execution and development of projects. Currently, there are 152 productive alliances in 22 Colombian states, benefiting more than 14.000 families.