Photo of the Week: A Growing Chocolate Industry in Peru

December 07, 2012

In Peru’s San Martin province, TechnoServe is helping farmers increase their productivity and improve the quality of their crops, while also working to foster growth among small- and medium-sized chocolate businesses.

Workers make gourmet chocolate bars at the Orquidea production plant in Tarapoto, Peru. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, TechnoServe is working to develop the cocoa and chocolate industry in Peru’s San Martin province. We are helping farmers increase their productivity and improve the quality of their crops, while also working to foster growth among small- and medium-sized chocolate businesses.

TechnoServe Volunteer Consultant Jay Nargundkar recently returned from an assignment in Tarapoto, where he assisted businesses such as Orquidea to improve their recordkeeping, develop sales strategies and connect to new markets. Read more about Jay’s experience in Peru.

 

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