Gabriel Pop

Founder and Executive Director @ Na'lu'um Cacao InstituteBelize

YLAI Professional Fellows Program, Class of 2016

Gabriel Pop is the Founder and Executive Director of the Na'lu'um Cacao Institute in Belize. The Institute is working to grow a sustainable cacao industry which benefits farmers, their communities, and their environment. The organization provides technical support to its members by training them to prune their cacao fields, grow quality grafted seedlings, and to maintain their farm organically. They also provide necessary tools to help them produce quality cacao for the market. He previously worked as an Extension Officer at the Toledo Cacao Growers Association. He participated in the Agora Accelerator program in Nicaragua in 2012.