Empowering smallholder farmers and promoting environmental conservation
TAMSHI PAPEC, The Strategic Alliance Program for Cacao Production is a central part of our program of sustainable development with smallholder farmers living in communities around TAMSHI and previously relying solely on sustenance agriculture.
These farmers are eligible after attending and graduating from one of our 13 Field Schools, or Escuala De Campos (“ECAs”).
We empower them by providing the training, tools, and agricultural supplies for the establishment and management of cacao on their own lands, under the watchful eye and technical assistance of our field experts.
The farmers also have the guarantee that we will buy their production at a fair price based on the quality achieved. In return, we help them commercialise and market their cacao to prospective buyers.
We’re working tirelessly to achieve a Fairtrade and sustainability certification for our program, so that when you take a bite from our TAMSHI PAPEC cacao, you know you are experiencing our commitment to a sustainable and equitable cacao production.
As of end 2018, PAPEC has 82 beneficiary families and this is growing rapidly as the early success of the program is creating role models within the communities.