Guayakí

An agro-ecological food production system that generates stable income for small farmers and indigenous communities through marketing yerba mate with fair trade certification. These production conditions protect the Atlantic Forest, one of the world's most threatened ecosystems.

 

Argentina
Impact indicators
  • The aim to recover more than 60,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest by 2020 and promote community development of 1,000 families has been achieved 25%. 
  • The company has an office in Buenos Aires (Argentina) with 10 employees serving farmers' cooperatives. 
  • It also has an office in Sebastopol (California, United States), with 35 employees, to expand the market for yerba mate in the U.S. and Canada.

Entrepreneur

Alex Pryor