GUATEMALA - Katbalpom Lachuá

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Eco-region Lachuá is a protected area in northern Guatemala, home to Q'eqchi farmers producing a cacao with an intense and complex aromatic profile with fresh fruits such as pineapple, and hints of maple and dried fruits.

The Q’eqchi Maya farmers are an indigenous minority group of which many rely on production of cacao, honey, cardamom, corn and other crops for their livelihoods. They grow their crops in sustainable agroforestry systems  since time immemorial. Cacao makes the communities thrive.

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location
Region

Alta Verapaz, Eco-region Lachuá
Guatemala

Producers
Plantation and family farm
Type of Organisation
Social enterprise
Quality
GUATEMALA Katbalpom Lachuá
Pricing

Farmers receive premium prices for quality

Employment

Local added value and employement is created in the fermentation centers and on the plantation of Central Cacao, where employees have access to a decent salary, insurance and safe and enjoyable working conditions

Cacao Growing

Cacao grows in sustainable agroforestry systems, intercropping with gandul, madre cacao, timber species (mahogany and cedar)

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Guatemala Lachua  finca Ana Maria  silco silva cacao sourcing specialty cacao premium fair and sustainable cacao with an identity
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