Collection: APPROCAP

APPROCAP, or the Asociación de Pequeños Productores de Cacao de Piura, is an association of cacao producers in northern Peru. The 200+ farmers in the association are dedicated to the growing of fine flavor cacao varietals native to the region, which is just a few hours south of the border with Ecuador. Their farmers’ land sizes average just 1 hectare, and as a community, they’ve committed themselves to caring for their land under the principles of agroforestry. This means that farmers grow food at every level of the forest, in a way native to the region and which brings them consistent income throughout the year, as well as protecting against climate change issues that arise due to single crop farming. Show Less