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Country: Brazil
Product(s): Açaí
Description: Sambazon – which stands for Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon – Inc., a company based in San Clemente, California, was formed in 2000 when a couple of friends traveling in Brazil noticed the local popularity of the antioxidant-rich açai berry and saw an opportunity to introduce it to the United States.

Self described as a company with a mission "to use açai as a vehicle to promote sustainable development in the Amazon by making the trees too valuable to cut down,” the business has grown steadily since 2006, and today it provides income to 10,000 small-scale family farmers in Brazil who harvest the açai berries in the rainforest. Sambazon is the winner of an Award for Corporate Excellence for its work with indigenous populations in the Brazilian Amazon.
Conservation Area: Oiapoque.
Supporting Agencies: Peabiru Institute, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), WWF
Location: Amapá

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