Acai production has skyrocketed, increasing 40% since 2015. Authorities and experts are concerned about rising demand and want to ensure that crops are grown sustainably.
Evidence for the devastated Amazon and the new maneuver of Melka group
Maps and documents confirm that 92% of deforested land in Loreto by US company Melka were forest areas, which show illegal operations to plant cocoa.
Deforestation by cocoa and oil palm in Tamshiyacu, Peru
Cocoa plantations near Tamshiyacu, northeastern Peru, devastated more than 2,100 hectares of forest between May 2013 and August 2014 in an area called Fundo Tamshiyacu
FAN: Communities produce wild cocoa in the Bolivian Amazon
The Association of Producers and Collectors of Cocoa in Baures, Bolivia, in 2012 produced nearly 1715 tons of wild cacao.