How organic ginger is helping to protect the rainforest

With a passion for protecting the rainforest, our partner in Peru is standing up to conventional farmers who use slash and burn techniques to grow ginger.

Protecting the Rainforest

Protecting the Rainforest

Did you know that organic ginger is helping to protect the Amazonian rainforest? Meet our supplier of organic ginger from Peru. Their farmers grow organic ginger in the Pichanaqui-Junín region and are passionate about protecting the rainforest. For many years, conventional farmers in this region have used slash-and-burn agriculture to grow their crops and even today precious parts of the Amazon rainforest are lost due to this destructive practice. Our sourcing partner in Peru is dedicated to put a halt to slash-and-burn and to protect what is left of the rainforest.

Preserving Soil Fertility

Preserving Soil Fertility

Our supplier provides training and technical support to their organic farmers to help them manage the soil fertility of their farms. The farmers apply different organic and biodynamic fertilizers to reintroduce organic matter into the soil. Additionally, they use a crop rotation system to help the soil to regenerate its nutrients in a natural way. These production practices require a lot of hard work and commitment to the environment but the farmers understand the rewards of their efforts. With proper organic soil management, the soil remains fertile for many years and it is no longer necessary to claim new farmland by cutting down and burning the rainforest.