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BARU NUT

BARU TREE
Ideal Species for Reforesting the Amazon.

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The Baru Tree has special properties that make it an ideal tree for reforestation, communities and productivity. Here is a list of important facts to consider:

 

  • This species ONLY grows naturally in Bolivia and Brazil. In Bolivia it grows in the Chiquitanía region.

  • This tree has become increasingly important for indigenous communities as it grows naturally in their land.

  • It is a leguminous tree species with a 60 year lifespan.

  • The tree grows up to 25m with a 10m crown diameter.

  • It is a species that is resistant to drought and degraded soils, it lives off rainfall, not affecting the natural water table but improving it. The bark is fire resistant.

  • It grows naturally beside Picana Negra tree species (High Value Tree Species).

  • The nut is the most nutritious nut in the world. A new superfood with a high commercial value in the international market.

  • Each tree is productive from year 5 and reaches maximum productivity of 10Kg of nuts by year 10.


Our  Background Experience with the Supernut

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  • 10 year analysis on natural distribution of the Baru Tree and Community relationships.

  • Planted 55,000 Baru Trees since 2018.

  • Signed contract with local communities for foraging the Baru Nut in:

    • Concepcíon

    • Lomerío

    • San Ignacio

  • Signed Contract with US Buyer RED RIVER FOODS.

  • First Baru Nut exportation in Bolivia. Exported 4.2 Tons in April, 2021.


The New Superfood

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Our Foraging, Planting and Harvesting Plan

STEP 1: Maximize foraging of the Baru Nuts - working with the communities to reach our 20 Ton target this semester (June-November).

 

STEP 2: Prepare our 6,000 Ha land to plant Baru Trees - Machinery work and soil preparation (September-October).

 

STEP 3: Train, Teach and Prepare communities to plant - Organize and train the communities to prepare the areas where they will plant the Baru Tree (September-October).

 

STEP 4: Plant Baru Trees – Start planting Baru seeds in both in our plantation and with the communities in their land (November-December).

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