The trainee will experience the process of setting up and managing a model farm with respect to choosing the right variety, propagation, soil testing, planting design, choice of companion crop/shade species, establishment of an irrigation, drainage and fertigation system, pollination management, pest and disease management including principles of prevention of infections, pruning, demossing and tree management, best practices in harvesting and harvest management as well mechanisation of small orchard. Record keeping. At the end of the apprenticeship training programme the candidate will be able to manage a cocoa orchard based on best practices and understand the nuances to improve yield under varying conditions.