Producer Profiles

CEPROAP - Central de Productores Agroecológicos Pichanaki

Central de Productores Agroecológicos Pichanaki (CEPROAP) is an umbrella organization of 21 member cooperatives located in the Pichanaki region of Peru. It began as a small organization of 45 small farmers who came together to collectively receive training on sustainable farming techniques and access the international market without going through exploitative local buyers.

With the support of the Green Development Foundation and VSF-CICDA, CEPROAP reforested 70,000 trees. Members have diversified their income by cultivating fruit, legumes and cocoa for the market. CEPROAP also sells small quantities of their coffee to the local market under the Cafenaki Chanchamayo brand.