Eight SME’s from Peru lead biotrade in Latin America

Isabel Guerra

Eight Peruvian SMEs trading Andean highland products, aromatic herbs, coffee, cocoa, etc., lead the market of biotrade in Latin America, according to the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT).

UEBT registers enterprises with high standards in biotrade in megadiverse countries.

“This achievement is very remarkable since it is an indicator that the National Program of Biotrade is having good results,” said Helena Sisniegas, Biodiversity General Director of the Environment Ministry (Minam)

Some of the principles of biotrade are the biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of resources, the equitable distribution of benefits, the socioeconomic sustainability, among others.

These Peruvian companies are: Kuski, Mara, Perú Inka y Miski, in Cusco; Villa Andina in Cajamarca; Hapssa, in Ancash; 2A SRL in Junín; and Cecovasa in Puno.

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