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Slow Food: Kallari Collective Chocolate Tour

Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Fundraiser
Organizer/Author:
nanda
Location Details:
Please contact Slow Food Silicon Valley Convivium

Kallari Chocolate Tour

The Kallari Association is a cooperative of over 850 Quichua families in Napo Province in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Recognizing that most of the profit is to be made from sales of chocolate bars, not the cacao beans, the Quichua people created a cooperative where they would have more control over revenues. The Kallari Association, with its self-reliant governance and innovative economic model, is nothing short of revolutionary in the global chocolate industry. Cacao production provides the Quichua people with a viable income so they have the economic resources to resist logging their forests or succumb to the short-term riches offered by petroleum extraction. A full 100 percent of profits from sales of the chocolate bars are returned to the Kallari Association.

New York Times article on the Kallari: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/dining/05choc.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=kallari&st=cse



Price: $15 Slow Food members, $25 nonmembers

To register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/57863
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 24, 2009 5:24PM
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