UNDP assistance helps farmers meet new EU deforestation rules

NEW YORK, Apr 26 (IPS) – For the past five years, the United Nations Development Program has worked with some of the world’s largest producers of raw materials such as beef, soybeans, palm oil and cocoa to protect livelihoods and the planet. In 2015, just over 30 cacao farmers from Padre Abad in Ucayali, a province in the lush and ecologically diverse Peruvian Amazon, formed an alliance to address longstanding concerns such as soil quality, access to markets, fair prices for their products and a growing number of illegal plantations. The result was the Colpa de Loros Cooperative, and from the beginning, the objective was to produce cocoa of the best quality and ready for export.

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