The Agricultural Agroindustrial Cooperative Q'ori Warmi Ltda. was constituted in a Constitution Assembly on July 30th 2017, and formalized in November 8th 2017, registered under the registration number N° 11137077. It is founded by 31 entrepreneurial women, cacao producers located in the valley of the rivers Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro, in the regions of Ayacucho, Cusco and Junin, in the districts of Pichari, Kimbiri, Llochegua, Sivia, Canayre, Vizcatan del Ene, Pangoa and Río Tambo, that conforms more that twenty communities.
At the moment there are 130 partners in the cooperative, all of them small producers and owners of cacao farms, with areas between 01 and 08 ha of cacao production, reaching a productive area of 482 ha, with differentiated productive performance because of the high and low areas of the valle, between 800 and 2000 kg/ha.
Women are a key strength in the production, post harvest and commercialization
In the valley there are many cacao producer families, in which women are a key strength for the production, post harvest and commercialization. Many of them are in charge of their homes, partly because of the subversive problems in that area a few years ago that left many widows, and partly because of the drug trafficking that has lead many men to focus on other activities away from agriculture, which sometimes creates family conflicts.
The Qori Warmi Cooperative partners have been receiving technical assistance in the production, the post harvest and the administrative management, through the Lutheran World Relief, Devida and Provraem, helping over 300 families that produce cacaos, some partners and some non-partners.