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Sunday, November 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Peruvian Cacao Farmers Improving Their Quality of Life: The Case of ACOPAGRO

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ACOPAGRO is a farmer-owned cooperative with 2,100 members, located in the San Martin region of Peru. Join ACOPAGRO cooperative representatives as they share several of the key factors that have allowed their organization to grow exponentially and extend significant services and benefits to their farmer members. One of the success factors they will share is their tremendous investment in cacao quality.  The presentation will include a tasting of several chocolates made with beans from specific farmer members/regions with unique flavor profiles. 

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Pamela Esquivel

Commercial Manager, Acopagro Cooperative
Pamela Esquivel is the Commercial Manager for Acopagro.  She is an accountant by training with a specialization in foreign trade. Ten years ago Pamela began working in the cacao industry and 3 years ago she took on the position of Commercial Manager for ACOPAGRO.  She enjoys the... Read More →
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Gonzalo Rios

General Manager, Acopagro Cooperative
Gonzalo Ríos is the General Manager of Acopagro Cooperative.  He is an economist by training with a specialization in agribusiness.  Twenty years ago Gonzalo founded ACOPAGRO and has been managing and supporting this organization ever since.  Prior to starting Acopagro, Gonzalo... Read More →

Sunday November 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119