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[[File:Madecasse_0001.jpg|thumb|600px|none|Madécasse chocolate bar with 70% cocoa]]
Almost all cocoa grown in Madgascar come from within an area with a 50-kilometre radius within the Sambirano region, along the Sambirano riverbed where annual floods enrich the nutrients of the soil. Unlike many other cocoa producing nations, Madagascan cocoa
yields crop all year round.
Two former Peace Corps workers, Tim McCollum and Brett Beach, co-founded Madécasse in 2008 while working in Madagascar with an aim to benefit a local farming industry through a cooperative of 45 farmers.
Their chocolate was originally made and packaged by the [[Chocolaterie Robert]] factory in [[Antananarivo]] and is since 2009 produced by [[Cinagra]],
Madagascars second chocolate maker, also in Antananarivo.
In 2011, Madécasse was awarded one of ''[http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2011/profile/madecasse.php 50 Most Innovative Companies]'' by [http://www.fastcompany.com Fast Company] - a media company which features unique business
formulas and individuals behind them in their printed and online publications.
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