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Camu Camu - Requena

Last February, Mrs. Mónica Rivas (my wife) and me, Miguel Macedo, Peruvian researchers from the Peruvian Center of Social Studies went to the Peruvian Amazon to study the Camu Camu value chain. We finished the research about the information
requirements for camu camu producers in Requena Province (Loreto) on the Peruvian
Amazon.

The camu camu is a exotic amazon fruit, it has the most C vitamin between all
fruits in the world per cubic centimeter or other unit. Japan is the unique
buyer of camu camu in the world, Peru produces it but this fruit is not in
the diary diet of the Peruvians, it is eating in the Peruvian Amazon losing
many of the benefits of this fruit.

Requena is a province located in Loreto Region (1 of 25 regions in Peru).
Since 3 years ago the regional government has started a financial system to expand the production of camu camu, and Requena is one of the province that is involved
with 300 producers. Many of them are poor and their principal economic
activities are ag…