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The Mayni indigenous community, from the province of Satipo, has improved its income by exporting coffee to England from its conserved forests.

Working with the English company Easy José Coffee, the Mayni community has managed to place their coffee on the shelves of exclusive stores in the cities of Bath, Bristol, Brighton and London.

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The Mayni is one of the first communities affiliated to the National Program of Forest Conservation for the Mitigation of Climate Change. The Program provides technical assistance for the integrated management of coffee cultivation, promotes good agricultural practices, and advises on improvements of harvest and post-harvest systems.

As a result of the joint work, the indigenous community has improved the production of its coffee without any negative affects to the forest. This shows that it is possible to conserve the forests with sustainable agriculture as well as generate income for the producing families.

Through the partnership with Easy José the English consumer can enjoy an aromatic coffee that is grown in the forest preserved by the Mayni community. The product label specifies that the coffee comes from the Mayni indigenous community of Satipo, Peru, and that it is cultivated between 1,400 and 1,680 meters above sea level.

Translated from an article published on caaap.org.pe – The Amazon Centre for Anthropology and Practical Application, 15th June, 2017