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Ecuador Tag

PERU / ECUADOR – OCTOBER 2016

It had been two years since the last visit to the banana and mango coops we partner with, 2 years! time flies.

It felt good to be back to Lima and to the region of Piura in Northen Peru where bananas and mangos grow. In Ecuador, we visited ASOGUABO for the first time since we starting working with them, almost a year ago. Familiar faces but also new ones, good people, lots of smiles and the pleasure to shake the hands of coop members who work very hard to send us high quality products!

APROMALPI mangos, Chulucanas, Piura, Peru

During our last visit at APROMALPI, they were gearing up for what is announced as a very good year for Peruvian mangos! The winter temperatures have been cool enough for the trees to bloom appropriately which will lead to much better yields than last year where winter temperatures were too mild.

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Peru & Ecuador May 2014

Here is an update on the trip we took to Peru in May.

There were four of us (Randy, Mark, Iain and Julie)

 La Grama’s avocado growers

La Grama

Rodrigo Bedoya is one of the 3 founders of La Grama, and was kind enough to pick us up at our hotel in Lima at 6am Monday morning and drive us all the way to Moro to introduce us to some of the avocado growers he works with.  It was a good 5 hour drive north, along the coast that gave us a chance to see some of Peru’s typical landscapes. We went through desert, desert, rice fields, desert, asparagus and cane sugar fields; and some more desert.  At the end of a winding road in an arid valley where nothing but cactus grows Domingo Guzman’s and Jonan’s chakras (small farm) represent a pretty amazing avocado oasis.

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Peru & Ecuador November 2014

Third Andean Summit for Fair Trade – Machala, Ecuador

Last November, Discovery Organics was invited to take part in the 3rd Andean summit for Fair Trade.

More than 250 producers travelled to Machala, the banana capital of the world last November 20th, 21rst. All committed coops in Peru, Bolivia, Columbia and Ecuador had a delegation to take part in this annual summit.READ MORE