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Latin American Women Leaders in Fine Chocolate and Cacao

  • March 18, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • FCIA Zoom


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Latin American Women Leaders

in Fine Chocolate and Cacao


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Join Maricel Presilla, chef, culinary historian and James Beard Award winning author of Gran Cocina Latina and The New Taste of Chocolate, for an ongoing exploration of the multifaceted roles played by women in the expanding world of fine cacao and chocolate in Latin America. No longer unsung heroes, there are women in every segment of the productive chain, making a difference in corporate jobs, research, artisanal chocolate making and as cacao farmers. 

In the second installment of FCIA’s webinar series on Latin American women leaders, we will focus on women as small cacao farm owners in two important cacao-producing regions of the Americas: Monte Plata in the Dominican Republic and the Peruvian Amazon. Learn about the geographic and historic matrix that shaped each of these remarkable women:

  • María Virgen Almonte, La Mina (Yamasá, Monte Plata), a cacao farmer, community and environmental leader; 

  • Luz Jungbluth of Nina Chocolate , Chazuta (San Martin, Peru) a cacao farmer and chocolate maker
  • Aylin Quinteros, President Asociación Mishky Cacao,  Chazuta (San Martin, Peru)  
They will discuss challenges each faces, managing family and farming as independent operators or members of cooperatives or associations, and contributing to country branding as artisanal chocolate makers.


Aylin Quinteros (right), one of the Leaders of the Association Mishky Cacao,

Chazuta (San Martín, Peru)

Registration deadline for live webinar is March 16, 2021

March 18, 2021
9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

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