Intelligence Report Q1 2018

Bolivia has become the world’s top exporter of Brazil nuts. Despite the environmental and logistical challenges of collecting these nuts in the thick of Amazonian rain forests, the Bolivian Brazil nut market is booming thanks in part to sound advice and opportune financing from the Fairtrade Access Fund (FAF). By providing financing and business development services to Brazil nut [harvesters, traders, processors, exporters, etc.] with fair trade and other sustainable certifications, FAF has helped to improve local livelihoods and bolster the Bolivian economy while promoting good agricultural practices and forestry protection.