Brazil Nuts
Brazil Nuts
  • SKU: 5105012

Brazil Nuts


Country:    Peru
Sizing:        225g

About the Artisans:
Candela Peru is an alternative, bio-trade organization which began acting as a fair trade business in the Brazil nut industry in 1989 in order to improve circumstances for this region of Peru.  Candela works with 266 Peruvian farmers in the Amazon rainforest to harvest the Brazil nut in a socially and environmentally-responsible manner.  Besides creating steady work for rural families, the company helps small producers streamline their production chains for increased capacity and helps them to implement social and environmental projects in their area.  In this way, Candela Peru helps improve farmers way of living and promotes forest conservation in a biologically diverse region.  Candela Peru developed an Organic Certification program in 2001 to include Peruvian Brazil nuts in the growing organic market, and works with local producers to obtain their organic certification.  The company also hosts classes in forest management to educate farmers on how sustainable forestry practices can offer financial reward.