Thank you for growing a tree!
Together we regenerate what we consume on the Arhuaco LANDS in COLOMBIA
soccer fields of cacao forest are being preserved
seedlings were grown in local nurseries
farmer families received premium prices
tree nurseries are up and running
Your tree grows here
|Area:||Ancestral lands of the Arhuaco people|
|The forest:||Old-growth cacao forests the size of 356 soccer fields|
|Rare wildlife:||Green sea turtles, pumas, deer, quetzal, woodnymphs, parakeets, harlequin frogs|
|Original bean:||Select tribal, Businchari criollo cacao|
|Your growers:||Dozens of families in 4 indigenous communities|
Updated: 20 August 2020
Our partners distributed cacao seedlings from the nursery in Katanzama to more than 20 cacao farming families.
We installed a new drying infrastructure in Perico Agua with the support of IDH Cocoa Origins project.
We set up a nursery for 5.000 cacao seedlings in Katanzma.
External audit and successful certification of the first organic certification project withsmallholder growers in Colombia – ever!
We identified and preserved an ultra-rare old criollo mother stock tree from extinction deep inside the Sierra Nevada.
Visit the complete timeline of this project
ONE BAR : ONE TREE > GO SEE
First beleaguered by conquistadores, then by the cocaine trade, now by mining companies, the ancestral lands of the Arhuaco people is the most irreplaceable nature reserve according to a 2013 landmark analysis of every protected area on the planet.
In partnership with the Arhuaco tribal council we preserve the acutely rare Bunsinchari cacao and its rainforest home. Together, we empower the Arhuaco tribe to make a better living with ultra-premium and forest-friendly cacao, while protecting one of the rarest places on our Earth.
ALL THIS IS POSSIBLE THANKS TO YOUR PURCHASE!
PARTNERs in Sierra Nevada (Arhuaco Ancestral Lands)
Heights of sweet spices, liquorice and sesame rise gently in this select tribal cacao made according to ancient Arhuaco tribal traditions that are designed to maintain the world’s natural harmony.