In previous years there were different projects in the Tambo River basin for the production of cacao which installed cacao plantations. However, they did not keep up the maintenance, harvest, post harvest and commercialization of the cacao grain.
Starting from the need of the Ashaninka farmer to commercialize their product, the Ashaninka Kemito Sankori Cooperative is created on July 26th 2016 in the native community of Anapate with the registry of 13 Native Communities of the Tambo River basin, with 108 partners. Our purpose is to improve the living conditions of our Ashaninka brothers and sisters. At the moment, these small producers carry out an environment-friendly productive system.In 2017, the Cooperative started its cacao grain gathering activities, always under the Fair Trade principles which is an economic alternative that promotes fair pay, gender equity, human rights and the conservation of the environment in the productive activities. They started articulating its production to the local and international markets.