Our Journey

After graduating as agronomists from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, our founders Rodrigo Bedoya, Janos Kadar, and Diego Del Solar became organic inspectors and good agricultural practices auditors; traveling over two years around rural Latin America to certify extremely diverse farming operations: from small scale quinoa farmers in the highlands of Peru, to sesame growers in Paraguay, to large banana multinationals in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, to name a few. This experience also heightened their awareness of the need to support small scale farmers and impoverished agricultural communities.
In its inaugural year of operations, La Grama became the first Peruvian exporter of organic ginger with a single three-ton shipment to the U.S. Over time, we were able to diversify our offerings with other tropical and exotic products, such as turmeric and avocados.
Now, counting with over 280 employees and a team of 31 agronomists who support over 290 small-scale farmers, our products are cultivated from nearly 800 hectares of farmland distributed throughout the three regions of Peru (jungle, mountains and coast); and exported to the US, Canada, China, Europe and the UK. Since 2017, the founders established Ipoki, an import company located both in the US and Europe, which has allowed us to serve our customers in a better and more efficient way.
  1. Three agronomist friends, inspecting a diversity of farming operations all around rural LatAm by working for an internationally recognized organic and good agricultural practices certification agency.
  2. They founded La Grama and discovered a product with a unique market niche: ginger, becoming the first company to export organic ginger from Peru, with a single three-ton shipment to the U.S.
  3. Selected by the Swiss Import Promotion Programme to participate in Biofach for the first time, and became one of SIPPO’s success stories.
    - First company to export fresh organic ginger from Peru to Europe.
  4. La Grama buys its own farm and starts its own R&D of organic farming practices under biodynamic principles.
  5. First export of organic avocados.
  6. First company to export fresh organic turmeric from Peru.
  7. First company to export organic granadillas and organic dried ginger from Peru.
  8. First company to export organic passion fruit from Peru.
  9. First company to export organic star fruit and organic tamarillo from Peru.
  10. Jaime Bellido joins the company to become a fourth shareholder.
  11. First export to Asia, consisting of a full container of organic dried ginger.
  12. Co-founder Rodrigo Bedoya is selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur.
    - La Grama establishes Ipoki, its own import company in the U.S and Europe.
    - La Grama’s top of the line drying facility, the first of its kind in Peru, is completed.
    - First export of certified Demeter fresh ginger and turmeric.
  13. First export of Fairtrade organic avocados.
  14. First export of avocados to Asia.
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