The Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve in Peru has reached two important milestones in 2019 for cacao processing and international exportation. These include the formal opening of its processing plant and its first export of cacao! The project has sent its first international export of 20 tonnes of aromatic cacao to a chocolatier based in Italy in the summer of 2019. The farmer’s hard work is paying off! The aim is to supply the increasing demand for high quality cacao across the world which is increasing at around 5-6% globally per year. And the best bit is that farmers are improving their livelihoods, helping fulfil the increasing demand for cacao and saving forests at the same time.
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