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MEL: Alam mo ba? Bukod sa buong pangalan na alam ninyo mula 2014 ☝️, kinikilala din ng DTI ito bilang PLANTACION DE SIKWATE CACAO PLANTERS?

Kaya si Miss Cacao ay iyon ang ginamit sa libro na kasalukuyang binebenta ng grupo. Bumili na kayo sapagkat…

MC: Ako na po, Sir Mel. ?. We have published a hardbound book to help cacao farmers understand and appreciate the Criollo and the rest of the cacao varieties.

Do message us at pdscacao@gmail.com or PM us in our FB page @pdscacao for the different formats available that may suit your budget.


Thank you for ordering the books! If you have not done so, we have different book formats that can cater to your budget:

  • HARDBOUND (2 volumes)
  • PAPERBACK (2 volumes)
  • eBook (per volume)
  • Online flippable book (per volume)

You see, hardbound books are costly; however, it is worth every penny. Paperbacks are good too but may undergo faster wear & tear. Online copies may be an advantage if you are tight on the budget. You may print it at home.

One thing though, you need to seek permission from us as the authors and Copyright owners.

The online copies have passwords. Members of PDS can receive the unprotected ones since they are members and the book is part of their learning process.

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2023 Cacao Planting Book

Thank you for spending time to read this post. Our first book entitled CACAO PLANTING: Best Practices from Farming to Gardening was launched 2023. It is available for orders.

Coming up with this book was always a dream. There are reading materials from our friends that has over 300 pages but it would be better if the location was made in the Philippines. May incusive feelings. Dba? Para sa atin ito. 

Several friends from our cacao community has requested seminars and mini speaking events. However, our PDS group decided to immortalize the learnings that you can always refer to when you have questions.

PDS Cacao Planting eBook 2023


The pre-launching feelers began February 1, 2023. All designs and content were made in house by PDS CEO Mel Santos and Media & Marketing Director Mia Concepcion.

Now the easy-read eBook has over 160 pages worth of information on different topics related to cacao planting.

Different farmer associates were featured and   shared their best practices in growing the Filipino Aromatico/Criollo variety. They also shared their stumble-blocks and how they overcame such challenge.

Priced at P500, the eBook includes new farming protocols that will surely guide starting farmers. Since caring begins at cacao seedling stage, there are detailed steps, and measurements in the building of a nursery. A must-buy for everyone in the cacao industry.

Place your order/s by messaging us in the PDS inbox or email us at PDSCACAO@GMAIL.COM
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Carmen, Manila-based Professor: Hi, I read it and found it to be an informative book. Clear and detailed! It’s a nice concept/style of a book of that kind. Creative, innovative, well-researched, well-backed up by the authorities in the industry. I was amazed how our traditions are still alive and continue to live on in this generation. CONGRATULATIONS!

Lita, Start-Up farm owner, Bulacan: I know nothing about planting cacao. The reason I want to learn about it is that my relatives have started their seedling farm and are earning a lot from it. I have my piece of land I inherited from my parents. The information was easy to understand. I learned new things about planting Criollo. Good thing my relatives can show me the hands-on part to fully understand the process. Thank you for a good read. Thumbs-Up!

“So that was the book you were so busy working on. I read a chapter, kept going until I saw the closing! Mia, you know I only read a paragraph to know if it was worth the time. I could not stop! Educating, and definitely creative.” – Brian, Parañaque

“Thank you Mel for opening my mind to the importance of Cacao Planting! I am ready to prepare my land with the coconuts, and bananas then I will buy the grafted seedlings. – Joe, Calamba