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The cocoa of Acopagro (Peru)

Peru - Curiosity - Back to index
By: Carlo Piccinelli

Juanjui - San Martin on Google Maps.
Fairtrade in the agricultural cooperative of Acopagro in Juanjui near San Martin, a small city in the north of Peru State, has transformed over the years a whole community of farmers, transforming them from coca growers into cocoa producers, forming one of the most important cocoa cooperatives in Peru State, improving both products and above all the quality of life, not only in the fields and at work but especially at school and in the family life. No longer a life at the limits between harassment and fear but a free life, free to work, to go to school, to have an home and an independent job. A way to tackle the production of cocoa that thanks to Fairtrtade allows the production of quality products with an intelligent and constructive environmental and social impact in defense of both the producer and the consumer.
Useful links for more information:
Acopagro Cooperative: https://acopagro.com.pe
Fairtrade Italia: www.fairtrade.it