Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Choba Choba (Co-op ACCC)

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ORIGIN TYPE: Cooperative what’s this? 36 members, Established 2016

Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Choba Choba (Co-op ACCC) lies in the Alto Huayabamba Valley, in the heart of the upper Amazon, the birthplace of cacao itself. Its rich ecosystem is part of UNESCO‘s Biosphere Reserve “Gran Pajatén”, covering more than 2.4 million hectares and the home of abundant animal life, a diversity of birds, mammals, fish and very unique cacao varieties.

The farmers "co-exist with nature" and practice agroforestry simply because they want to conserve the incredible forest around them and produce their cacao in harmony with Nature. At the cooperative, the sense of community resilience, desire for self-improvement and the interest in entrepreneurship is... +Read more

Agroforestry
Biodiversity
Conservation
Fair wages
Shade grown
Sustainable
Gender equality
Entrepreneurship

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Jhonatan Acosta

Project Coordinator at Cooperativa Agraria Choba Choba

Created this page: Apr 05, 2017

Last updated: over 1 year ago

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$12.00 - $18.00/kg USD
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Peruvian Armonia (Harmony) Blend Nibs - FLASH SALE

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Will be stored in Hayward, CA, United States in Nov 2017

Quantity Available: 3 metric tons

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In the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Alto Huayabamba Valley there are dozens of different cocoa varieties each with specific fla...

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$26.87 - $32.87/kg USD
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Peruvian Armonia (Harmony) Blend Couverture Chocolate - FLASH SALE

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Stored in Hayward, United States

Quantity Available: 5 metric tons

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In the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Alto Huayabamba Valley there are dozens of different cocoa varieties each with specific fla...

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$21.70 - $27.70/kg USD
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Peruvian Armonia (Harmony) Blend Liquor - FLASH SALE

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Will be stored in Hayward, CA, United States in Nov 2017

Quantity Available: 3 metric tons

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In the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Alto Huayabamba Valley there are dozens of different cocoa varieties each with specific fla...

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$3.36 - $8.40/kg USD
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Peruvian Armonia (Harmony) Blend - FLASH SALE

No certifications

Will be stored in Hayward, CA, United States in Oct 2017

Quantity Available: 4 metric tons

SUMMER SALE! Learn more and see pricing sheet»

In the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Alto Huayabamba Valley there are dozens of different cocoa varieties each with specific fla...

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Pilot with this Origin

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Origin goal: Raise $3000 to expand Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Choba Choba (Co-op ACCC)’s unique agroforestry system, preserve biodiversity, ensure food security and increase resilience to climate change.

$250 of $3000 goal

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Yellow Seed is delighted to partner with Co-op ACCC from the Alto Huayabamba Valley in Peru, a cooperative that strongly highlights the Yellow Seed mission of Farmer Voice, Buyer Choice. Yellow Seed’s service partner Origin X Change (OXC) will facilitate a 6 Metric Ton (MT) shipment of high quality beans from this exciting Emerging Origin through our network of amazing partners.

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LAND & PRODUCTION

TOTAL ORIGIN SIZE: 450 total Ha

150 Ha. of organic (uncertified) Cacao, 100% grown in agroforestry systems

300 Ha. of Forested Conservation Area

PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 40-80 metric tons/year

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PROJECTED PRODUCTION CAPACITY NEXT YEAR: 60-100 metric tons/year

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CERTIFICATIONS: -

VARIETALS: Coleccion Yoplac Pucallpillo, CCN51, ICS95, Nativos

OTHER CROPS: -

PEOPLE

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36

FARMER FAMILIES

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27%

FEMALE COOPERATIVE MEMBERS

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33%

FEMALE BOARD MEMBERS

VISION

Our cooperative produces high quality cacao that is grown in harmony with nature. We want to be an example for all the producers of the Peruvian Amazon and the world. The reality is that there are so many producers who are paid very little. Our vision of the future is that the producer is truly valued as the main bond in the supply chain. For this to happen we want to increase our quality and develop unique cacao varietals. We desire closer relationships with our buyers and training on cacao flavor. Right now we are working with 36 families and doing all that we can but if we were to be able to get a better price for our cacao, we could build more infrastructure for quality improvement, get more training, and it would change the quality of life for our families. We could make better houses, and have access to better education and healthcare.

CHALLENGES

The key challenge for us is that we have one buyer, a chocolate company in Switzerland with whom we are co-owners, and they buy ⅓ of our production, which leaves ⅔ of about 85-100 MT of beans to sell. We know there are other fair markets that value cacao producers, but we don’t know how to access them. To us, it feels like many people don’t understand what effort and care cacao producers put into making the beans and we would love to tell our story. We want to find buyers that love our product and value what we are trying to do but don't know how to find them.


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Giacobbe Lauser

Owner at Triune Chocolates

Feb 23

Hola! Somos una nueva compania de prodicir chocolate premium, locado en los estados unidos, estado de carolina en norte. Nosotros amo su cacao y nuesto clientes se ama lo tambien. Nos lo hablado y decido que cuando nos empeza vender lo este verano, nos queremos comprar mas de su cacao para usar en nuestro productos.

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