Ecuadorian tribe involved in chocolate production

Cocoa from the Taisha region is of the best quality, without any element of cross-breeding or artificial pollination.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

Nitra-based chocolate manufacturer Lyra Chocolate will cooperate with an Ecuadorian native tribe called the Shuar that live in the Taisha region. The agreement on cooperation was signed in early February.

“It’s the first international contract that a representative of this region [Taisha] has ever signed,” said Karol Stýblo of Lyra Chocolate, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska, who was also present at the inking of the agreement, praised Slovakia’s successes in various fields.

“These people are demonstrating that startups aren’t only about IT and technology, but also about what we can invent in different areas,” Kiska said, as quoted by TASR.

Any kind of help for new companies is important, and politicians should look for firms that have the potential to develop and export and then show them support, according to the president.

“The Taisha region is in the heart of the equatorial forest, with an area of around 200 square kilometres,” said Stýblo, as quoted by TASR. “A tribe called the Shuar lives there, and we’re forming a sort of joint company with them.”

Cocoa from the area is of the best quality. It is original and authentic without any element of cross-breeding or artificial pollination, Stýblo added.

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