In the earlier half of this century, Tobago made significant contributions to Trinidad and Tobago's production of world-famous fine/flavour cocoa, a worldwide-accepted benchmark in the global cocoa industry.

Cocoa was one of the major crops grown throughout Tobago and many of the larger plantations, such as the Roxborough, Richmond and Goldsborough Estates - all over 100 acres and more in size - had concentrated on the production of cocoa, a viable cash crop.

These privately owned larger estates produced the bulk of Tobago's cocoa, with the rest coming from individual small farmers who have operated on holdings of ten acres or less.

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