FARM DEVELOPMENT IN CACAO ( COCOA )COCOA (Theobroma cacao L.) is a tree crop that is highly suitable or compatible under different production systems (intercropping or multistory farming, agroforestry, etc). In cacao producing countries, it is grown mainly for its beans, processed into cacao powder, cake and cocoa butter. These products are largely used in the manufacture of chocolates, soaps, cosmetics, shampoo and other pharmaceutical products (PCARRD 2000). Cacao is also a high value crop wherein the potential is not yet explored in our country with an extensive area suitable for cacao growing as a monocrop or intercrop of coconut. In fact, over 1M ha highly suitable or wet zone of coconut areas (except in coastal areas excessively high in Na or saline soils) are suitable for coconut-cacao intercropping. Its cultivation could promote an agro-industrial development aimed: at value-adding export products, as well as reduction of importation of cacao beans rom countries like Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Malaysia (PCARRD 2000). PCARRD mentioned that to date, more than three-fourths of the cacao beans requirement of the country is imported from major producing countries.