The golden moment of cocoa motivates Peruvian farmers to learn its best management

Published May 19, 2024

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Peruvian cocoa producers are capitalizing on the highest cocoa price ever recorded by increasing harvests and learning ecological techniques to improve crop quality. This initiative, promoted by PERU-Hub, the National Agrarian University La Molina, and USAID, aims to enhance farmers' quality of life by teaching them sustainable agricultural management practices in the Peruvian Amazon. The training has led to a significant increase in cocoa bean exports, providing both immediate financial relief and long-term sustainability for the farmers. The program has been particularly beneficial for women and those with disabilities, offering a path to increased income and potential entrepreneurship in the chocolate industry.
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Tarapoto (Peru), May 18 (EFE).- The highest price ever recorded for cocoa is the motivation that Peruvian producers of this fruit have found to increase their harvests. To take advantage of this moment, a field school teaches them ecological techniques that improve their crops in soils where coca plantations abounded decades ago. In a corner of the Peruvian Amazon, a day ravaged by the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA), violence has given way to tranquility and calm has made way for agricultural schools. It is part of the Pajarillo district, located in the Amazonian department of San Martín, where a large esplanade surrounded by palm trees and cocoa crops hosts classes in an area that at the end of the last century was plagued by coca crops. Little by little, cocoa producers arrive by motorcycle or mototaxi (motorized tricycle) and sit on wooden benches under a huge peliperro tree ready to learn as much as possible to improve their crops. "We have had ...
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