Product Overview

 

The Amazonian forests of Madre de Dios are highly threatened by conversion to agriculture. Amazon nuts grow wild here and provide the local people who harvest them with both an incentive and the economic means to protect the forest. Amazon nut harvesters from local communities venture into the forest to collect wild nuts. They also work collectively to keep forests standing, sustainable harvesting nuts, and also sometimes plant native trees to restore forest areas.   

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Shiwi Amazon Nuts

Product Highlights

 

Product: Single-origin amazon nuts

Origin: Tambopata National Reserve, Madre de Dios, Perú

Community: Association of Amazon Nut Harvesters of the Tambopata Reserve (ASCART)

Mission: To produce a high-quality product that supports people who work in harmony with nature and are guardians of protected areas. The purchase of Madre de Dios brazil nuts helps the consumer participate in forest conservation.

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Agroforestry:
Shade-grown

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Wildlife
friendly

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Conservation,
protection, 
restoration
initiatives

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Short 
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Discover more about Shiwi products and their work in Madre de Dios

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Learn more about the organizations connected to Madre de Dios

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Find out more about Shiwi Amazon Nuts and their connection to Madre de Dios

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Discover how local youth in a Madre de Dios community are working to restore Amazon nut forests and local livelihoods