Where did I come from?
Glad you were interested in knowing more about the origin of your product!
Here you will get to know the long path that your Brazil nut took to reach your home, knowing more about the territory and the people responsible for collecting your nut. This way, you will better understand how you are helping to keep the Amazon standing!
This Brazil nut is FSC®️ certified, an internationally recognized guarantee system that identifies products originated from good forest management and that contribute to the balance and conservation of the ecosystem and all its biodiversity.
GHF originated with the purpose of being a sustainable management solution in the Amazon and specifically in the Brazil nut chain. Therefore, we believe that socio-environmental safeguards such as FSC certification are essential to ensure a balance between the economic, social and environmental aspects, enhancing the positive impact on the territories.
We are the first company to certify chain of custody for Brazil nuts (FSC® C167320) and one of the pioneers in FSC certification of non-timber products from the Amazon. FSC certification is a natural proof of our purpose and is part of our market differentiation strategy.
Your Brazil nuts came directly from the Sete de Setembro Indigenous Land of the Paiter Suruí People, located on the border between the states of Mato Grosso and Rondônia, more specifically from the Cooperative for Sustainable Production and Extractivism of the Garah Itxa Indigenous Forest. The Suruí indigenous people, who speak the language of the Tupi trunk of the Mondé family, call themselves Paiter, which the translation made by the indigenous people and constant in ethnographic studies is “Real People”.
In 2018, the Metareilá Association, which brings together the villages of Tikã, Lapetanha, Joaquim and Apoena Meireles, conquered the forest management certification (FSC® C140581) for an area of almost 500 hectares, where this Brazil nut is produced and collected, and which now GHF takes to you. The objective is to value the production and show that it comes from a responsible source.
Leaving the Garah Itxa Indigenous Forest of the Paiter Suruí people, your nut proceeded to Cacoal in Rondônia and from there it left by truck to Sinop (Mato Grosso), in our processing and distribution unit. There, your nut was processed and selected through careful processes, with high technology so that it reaches you with these characteristics, of incomparable quality, full of flavor, health and sustainability.
Garah Itxa Indigenous Forest
Cacoal in Rondônia
Sinop - MT
Distribution throughout Brazil
The entire path was tracked by a 100% reliable and safe control system. Thus, we guarantee full traceability of all processes in our value chain, from the nut grove to your home.
We understand that the best way to take care of our forests is to take care of those who live in them. That’s why GHF values the traditional culture and social aspects of indigenous peoples, responsible for the sustainable extraction of your Brazil nuts.
The term “extractivism” refers to any activity in which resources are removed from the environment. In order to be sustainable, the activity must protect nature’s resources and prevent the ecosystem from being compromised. This sustainable extractivism is guaranteed by our dual flow traceability system and also by the FSC® certification.
Encouraging certification in these areas is to generate employment and income, and improve the quality of life for these people. Consequently, the illegal exploitation of resources in these territories is made difficult, helping to keep the forest and its nut trees standing.
And you, by consuming the GHF Brazil nut, value sustainable extractivism and, consequently, help us to conserve the Amazon rainforest.