The crops managed as proposed, will seem much more like forest ecosystems.
The structure will consist of several levels, layers or floors:
- Undergrowth or stratum beneath the shade of cocoa and other trees, which will be formed by species of little shaft and bushes, mostly fruit.
- A second layer shaded high, consisting of cocoa and other species like shaft.
- The third layer of upper shadow low, consisting of shade trees higher than cocoa trees
- A final layer of emergent trees who are those timber from the edges, protruding from the other trees because of their hight
Now the crop will look like a forest in structure, but also in the large number of species included. From above, or if we fly over it, we would see a well-structured and diverse forest.