Event Title

Sustainable Cacao Farming in Ecuador

Speaker

Felipe Grepa

Streaming Media

Description

Chocolate lovers: enjoy the rich, regional tastes of Ecuadoran cacao beans as you gain familiarity with the production of chocolate. Felipe Grefa, a farmer and defender of Ecuadoran people's rights, will address the economic and political importance of defending their raw materials, especially cacao beans. His commitment to human rights led him to collaborate with members of the Kichwa communities in producing cacao with the dream that chocolate would be recognized internationally as an Ecuadoran product, and that the profits would not remain in the hands of others, but in the hands of the true Amazonian cacao farmers.

About the Lecturer: Felipe Grepa, Ecuadoran farmer, delegate of the Kallari Association of cacao growers, experienced chocolatier.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-4-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2012 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Sustainable cacao farming, cacao beans, Amazonian cacao farmers

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Apr 18th, 12:00 PM Apr 18th, 1:15 PM

Sustainable Cacao Farming in Ecuador

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Chocolate lovers: enjoy the rich, regional tastes of Ecuadoran cacao beans as you gain familiarity with the production of chocolate. Felipe Grefa, a farmer and defender of Ecuadoran people's rights, will address the economic and political importance of defending their raw materials, especially cacao beans. His commitment to human rights led him to collaborate with members of the Kichwa communities in producing cacao with the dream that chocolate would be recognized internationally as an Ecuadoran product, and that the profits would not remain in the hands of others, but in the hands of the true Amazonian cacao farmers.

About the Lecturer: Felipe Grepa, Ecuadoran farmer, delegate of the Kallari Association of cacao growers, experienced chocolatier.