Paraná State helps cooperative to expand yerba mate exports
Published Jul 28, 2020
"The resource is a way to encourage the cultivation of yerba mate in an organized way, and to diversify the product line", explains the head of the regional nucleus of the Secretariat in Pitanga, José Guilherme Stipp Camilo. Copermate already exports products to countries such as France, Germany and the United States, has been in the business since 2008 and has 194 members, who are members of the Araguai, Novo Paraíso, 9 de Julho, Nova Esperança, Estrela do Oeste and Recanto Feliz settlements, municipalities of Santa Maria do Oeste, Pitanga and Boa Ventura de São Roque. Approximately 45% of the production is organic. The cooperative's president, Adelir de Lima, says that the agreement for the purchase of the machine will allow the cooperative to place a new product on the national and international market, improving the existing trade. "We are going to make better use of the raw material, and thereby add value and increase the income of the cooperative and the associate". Lima ...