Location: Eastern Andes piedmont towards Venezuela
Habitat: Transitional Andes forest to lowland grassland (Llanos)
Ecoregion Status: Vulnerable
Elevation range: 130 to 400 meters above sea level
Average annual precipitation: 135 mm
Main Rivers: Arauca, Ariari, Guaviare and, Meta
Flora and Fauna species: 441
Location: Nestled in the middle of Central and Eastern Andes Cordilleras
Habitat: Transitional Mesoamerican Jungles to Chocó Jungles
Ecoregion Status: Endangered
Elevation range: 0 to 2,600 meters above the sea level
Average annual precipitation: 3,600 mm
Main Rivers: Atrato, Cauca, Magdalena, Nechí, San Jorge and, Sinú.
Flora and Fauna species: Unknown but highly rich in species diversity and endemism.
CACAO FROM ELIZABETH´S FARM
She is a third-generation cocoa farmer harvesting and recovering fine cocoa flavors forgotten by the local industry. Her grandfather was one of the pioneers fostering fine cocoa plantations in Colombia and Venezuela. From her farm, the Colombian Agricultural Research Agency gathered endemic cocoa material to reproduce it at a national level. In the last decade, those cocoa beans have been awarded three times at Paris “Salon du Chocolat”
Salon du Chocolat
He used to be one of those American ex-pat executives working in Colombia for a large Corporation.
When retirement came, he and his wife not only decided to become locals but also to buy a cocoa farm and a Villa. That was in 2015 and today he is harvesting old criollo cocoa trees and some new cocoa varietals to export with Cacaitos and recently planning to process cocoa locally.