The Peru story
Peru belongs to the most forested countries in the world, over half of Peru is covered in
trees – and a large part of it is an Amazonian tropical forest. No wonder Peru is in the top 10
of most biodiverse countries in the world.
Unfortunately, deforestation and forest degradation are serious issues in Peru, caused by
monoculture farming, mining, road construction and illegal logging.
Because cacao grows in agro-forestry, its cultivation gives farmers the opportunity to
earn an income, while protecting forests and conserving biodiversity. Peru Ucayali cacao
is organically produced and certified; no pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used.