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Interview in Peru

By / February 12th, 2013

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Answers to the questions YOU asked for our most recent trip to one of our cacao cooperatives, Acopagro, in Peru. Read more from the perspective of Maria del Pilar Castillo…

Reforestation in Peru

By / December 12th, 2012

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A memorable trip to one of Alter Eco’s wonderful partner cooperatives, Acopagro, brought many stories and experiences back with the team to San Francisco. Team members visited the co-operative this year not only out of routine check-ins and visitation with the farmers, but also to contribute to the reforestation project with Pur Projet.

L. Hunter Lovins - Alter Eco ©

Last night, Alter Eco was honored to receive the Acterra’s 2012 Business Environmental Award in the category of Small Business for its commitment to small-scale farmers and to sustainable and fair trade practices.

Jasmine Rice Farmer in Field - Thailand - Alter Eco ©

I just came back from a trip to visit our friends at the Rice Fund Surin co-op in Thailand where our delicious Hom Mali Jasmine Rice, Purple and Ruby Red Rice are produced. I travelled with Justin Murphy (pictured right) from the Tidal Creek Co-op in Wilmington, NC. Last year, Justin won a Trip-to-Thailand contest that Alter Eco put together with the NCGA (Natural Cooperative Grocers Association), a group that represents 130 local co-ops here in the US. We were thrilled to travel with a representative from one of the stores supporting Alter Eco products in the United States in a true co-op to co-op experience.

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