Our commitment to BioTrade and sustainable development means that our business work has a strong support component for the conservation and preservation of our native flora and fauna.
Biocommerce is a concept that was born in 1996 at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and is understood as
“the set of activities of collection, production, processing or commercialization of goods and services derived from biodiversity. native, under criteria of environmental, social and economic sustainability”.
Within this approach we understand that several of the non-timber resources (plants and herbs) contained in our formula of SEVEN RAICES must comply with certain parameters of use that go hand in hand with the development of the native communities that collect these resources, as well as with the conservation of biodiversity for the benefit of future generations. For this reason, we have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the Takiwasi Center, a leading biotrade institution located in the Peruvian jungle.
The synergy that will emerge from this alliance will allow us to have a direct job with the indigenous communities that produce and collect the plants and roots that serve as raw material for our extract of 7 roots.
The bases of this agreement are (see agreement):
- Propose and jointly promote the development, financing and execution of research and innovation projects.
- Involve us in training activities in joint coordination.
- Collaborate for the sustainable local development of the value chains of the following non-timber products:
CLAVO HUASCA Tynanthus panurensis / Tynanthus polyanthus
CHUCHUHUASI Maytenus macrocarpa
MURURE Brosimum acutifolium
DRAGON’S BLOOD Croton lechleri
CUMACEBA Swartzia polyphylla
ICOJA Floribunda unonopsis
COPAIBA Copaifera officinalis
- Make visible the joint work between AMAZON ANDES, the TAKIWASI CENTER and the local communities that participate in conservation and sustainable development projects, through publications of press releases, progress reports, articles in blogs, social networks, web pages, videos, etc. .
- Facilitate the viability and commercial development of the products derived from the sustainable use of resources within the framework of the present agreement between AMAZON ANDES and the TAKIWASI CENTER.
Our project will be developed in 3 stages, whose progress will depend directly on the level and speed of growth of the work with the communities involved.
- Identification of local communities that have the resources we need on their communal lands.
- Realization of forest inventories to evaluate the feasibility of joint work.
- Strengthening relationships for proper community work.
- Development of management plans for the identified herbs / plants.
- Search for new international and local markets.
- Production, marketing and export of final organic products and bulk.
- Invest in social and environmental projects. Consolidate value chains.
- Innovation for the development of new products.
- Help producers obtain organic certification.
The materialization of this joint work will allow us to achieve the following objectives:
- Promote the development of local communities.
- Guarantee the fair and equitable distribution of the benefits derived from the use of biodiversity, through the return of 5% of the value of the total sales of the products derived from Siete Raíces to the producing communities.
- Actively contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, through the preparation and execution of forest management plans; These plans are delivered by the Peruvian state and establish annual quotas for use. The TAKIWASI CENTER since 2011 has accompanied the Kichwa community Chirik Sacha in the process of preparing and approving the Uña de Gato Achievement Plan. This permit, obtained in 2018, is the first case of formalization of the use of a non-timber forest medicinal resource in PERU and a valuable experience that will contribute to the development of this project.