On Tuesday, November 6, from 4 pm-6 pm CASFS will co-host an educational event on direct trade chocolate focused on the Kichwa community in Ecuador. The event will take place at the Alumni Room at the University Center (College 9/10). Please RSVP for this event.
Kallari is a farmers’ cooperative comprised of 850 indigenous Kichwa families in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They produce organic, endemic varietals of cacao on family-owned Kichwa farms which is turned into a rich, single source, artisanal chocolate bar. In addition to having a chocolate tasting, Kallari will talk about how they foster sustainable livelihoods, prevent rainforest degradation, and engage in direct and fair trade to negotiate better prices. Please join us in this tasting discussion and share the opportunity with your peers!
This event is sponsored by: Community Agroecology Network (CAN), Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), El Centro, Latin American and Latino Studies, Center for Tropical Research in Ecology, Agriculture and Development (CenTREAD), and the UCSC Food Systems Working Group