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Indigenous People(s): Yanesha
Country: Peru
Product(s): Cocoa
Description: A cooperative created two years ago with 65 members. Its members are a mix of people from the Yanesha indigenous group, Austro-German settlers and migrants from the Peruvian highlands, all of whom work together to improve quality and prices through the cooperative. It is located in the Yanesha Ashaninka Biosphere Reserve of Oxapampa, which was established in 2010 with an area of 1.8 million hectares. This area was recognized by UNESCO and the Peruvian government for its extraordinary biodiversity and cultural diversity. Its productive area is located in the Amazon region, at the foothills of the Peruvian Andes (350 m.a.s.l.). Historically, it had not been an area for the production of cocoa, but it's been grown there for the last 8 years.
Number of producers: 65 aprox.
Certification(s): Rainforest Alliance
Conservation Area: Yanesha Asháninka Biosphere Reserve of Oxapampa.
Supporting Agencies: Desco, DyA
Location: Palcazú District, Oxapampa
Contact: Llubisa Magdalena Egg Tamayo
Email: yuvitzamet@hotmail.com
Telephone: +51 95 196 9581
Source of Information: Pinned onto Indigenous Map website - Jacob Olander

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