Producer Profiles

APROMALPI - Asociación Productores de Mango del Alto Piura

The Asociación de Productores de Mangos del Alto Piura (APROMALPI) consists of 168 small mango farmers spanning over 617 hectares in Peru’s northern region of Chulucanas. Each producer works with about two or three hectares of land, producing and exporting mainly fresh Kent variety mangos, as well as the pulp of Edward variety mangos. While over half of this area is dedicated to mango production for export, APROMALPI members also grow passion fruit and lemon in smaller quantities for domestic consumption. Members of APROMALPI became Fair Trade Certified™ to establish a more direct relationship with buyers and to secure a fair price for their product.
 

Programs

Improving Access to Packing Plant

APROMALPI used Fair Trade premiums to construct sidewalks and a loading ramp at the packing plant. These sidewalks and loading ramp greatly benefited the organizations mango production by providing efficient ways for the members to travel to and from the packing the plant.

New Ophthalmology Services

Fair Trade standards require each cooperative to provide essential health care services to each of their members. In the general assembly, APROMALPI members voted to provide ophthalmology services for its members and community. As many of APROMALPI's members are over 60, it is important these individuals have access to health care.

Global Gap Certification and Implementation

APROMALPI is using Fair Trade premiums to invest in achieving quality certification, which will add value to their product and enable the producers to receive a higher price for their harvest. APROMALPI members are focused on reaching GLOBAL G.A.P. certification, a certification that requires high investments to comply with their standards, designed to reassure consumers their food is produced with minimal environmental impacts. The certification also ensures each farmer's health and safety is held as one of the organization's top priorities.