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.
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.
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
The Association of Producers and Collectors of Cocoa in Baures, Bolivia, in 2012 produced nearly 1715 tons of wild cacao.