The mopa-mopa seed harvest takes place within 6 months of the year, between May and November. During this time, gatherers live in the jungle in temporary camps called “Cambuche”. Each morning, they traverse the rugged mountain route and painstakingly collect the seeds. In total, they manage to collect about 6-9 kilograms. After covering the perilous distance between Mocoa and Pasto, known as the “trampoline of death,” they sell the product in town to local master craftsmen.