First Aguaje Harvest

We now have a total of 10 workers at the reserve in addition to regular Tapiche staff. The first aguaje harvest totaled 40 sacks. As our first effort at harvesting from the reserve and transporting 400km to sell at the market in Iquitos, we were not able to time the logistics and line up buyers properly to make any profit, but there is potential once we get the kinks figured out! 

No trees were harmed in this harvest!

No trees were harmed in this harvest!

Aguaje fruits packed at the Tapiche lodge and ready for transport to the market in Iquitos

Aguaje fruits packed at the Tapiche lodge and ready for transport to the market in Iquitos

Aguaje fruits loaded onto the boat at the Tapiche Reserve, ready to go to market in Iquitos

Aguaje fruits loaded onto the boat at the Tapiche Reserve, ready to go to market in Iquitos

Aguaje fruits sustainably harvested from Tapiche Reserve being sold at the Mercado de Productores in Iquitos, Peru

Aguaje fruits sustainably harvested from Tapiche Reserve being sold at the Mercado de Productores in Iquitos, Peru

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