Peanut industry gets Aranaputa women cracking

It’s a nutty world at Aranaputa. But in a delicious way. Salted nuts, peanut biscuits, parched peanuts and the mainstay, peanut butter sustain the women of the Aranaputa Processors Friendly Society (APFS), who produce these for sale to schools and communities of the North Rupununi.

From a project that began in 2005 under a thatched roof, the group, which now operates out of a modern building, focuses on making peanut butter and fruit juices, and produces other peanut products such as biscuits in addition to cassava bread. The women also show off their skills to tourists who pop in from time to time. “At the moment it’s good and also a learning process for many of the women,” Sonia Sears, the treasurer …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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