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Cocoa plants are being trialed at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Gardens. The hope is that, when planted amongst the decidious rubber plantations, these evergreen shrubs will provide some degree of buffering to the damaged tropical climate and hydrology of this region. A further incentive is provided by a complete lack of cocoa growing in China, a potential source of income for local people.