Discover Heirloom Designated Cacao Farming in Ecuador
The Association of Organic Producers of Vinces (APOVINCES) was formed in June 2006. It is a co-op in Vinces, Ecuador, made up of about 318 small producers and 986 hectares of cocoa, reaching an average production of 200 tons per year. APOVINCES was born out of the need to improve the productivity for the small cocoa farmers and living conditions of its farmers and their families. APOVINCES focus is to train producers in this district in clean technology, improve the productivity of its farms and commercialize production. Vinces is considered the heart of the historic Nacional estates of the 18th & 19th centuries.