PERU

Peruvian cacao is incredibly diverse. The country is home to seven cacao families (out of only ten in the world). In Peru, cacao grows from 400 to 1400 meters above sea level. It is produced mainly be small farmers on farms averaging less than three hectares. Average yields are 0.8 metric tons per hectare but can reach as high as 2.5. In Peru, Cacao Latitudes works directly with two cooperatives, one farmers’ association for women and two private companies.