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GRA 3193C Visualization & Creativity

BFREE Single Source Cacao, a Design for Development project with junior graphic design majors and the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education. Students developed initial prototypes for a new venture to bring single-source cacao to market under fair-trade and ethical conditions. BFREE works with local Belizean Mayans to plant heritage cacao instead of deforesting common rainforest lands for cattle grazing and slash and burn agriculture, thereby preserving the fragile habitat while developing sustainable income sources within the local community.