This year the Salon del Cacao & Chocolate was held at Parque de la Reserva in Lima with more than 80 stands dedicated to cocoa and derived products and the presence of more than 30 thousand people. Peru produces 71 thousand 4 hundred metric tonnes of cocoa and exports 45 thousand metric tonnes to Asia, Europe, Oceania and the United States for more than 145 million dollars. Most of the chocolate produced in Peru is of high quality, elaborated with 60 to 70 percent of the best cocoa in the world.
Digital Inclusion, a program of USAID and CEDRO- Information and Education Center for Drug Abuse Prevention- launched its 25th technology center in Huicungo, in the San Martin region in the Amazon.
The ceremony was presided over by Alejandro Vassilaqui CEDRO Executive Director, and Ted Gehr USAID Deputy Director via teleconference from Lima.
This launch took place as part of the activities held to celebrate CEDRO’s 28th anniversary of foundation and the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The Mountain Institute has provided leadership in sustainable mountain development in Peru since the 1990’s. This initiative builds on the USAID supported Peaks to Coast Project and the High Mountain Adaptation Partnership. Through this new project, USAID will provide $3 million dollars to be matched from other sources through 2017. Other donors to The Mountain Institute’s work in the region include the McKnight Foundation, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the National Geographic Society, the US Department of State and the Peruvian Government.
On February 3, 2014 USAID/Peru launched the campaign “The Search for Peru’s Golden Cocoa 2014” (“Buscando el Cacao de Oro del Perú 2014”).
USAID and the Peru Cacao Alliance (PCA) today presented “Trends in the World Cacao Market: Opportunities for Peru” in Peru’s Exporters Association (ADEX) headquarters today.
Last updated: July 16, 2014