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What is the financial system’s approach to the value of nature? What implications do financial mechanisms have in terms of gender? What routes are recommended when working with indigenous and campesino communities in the Colombian Amazon? These are some of the matters being discussed with Laura Catalina Oviedo Delgado, a biologist dedicated to the research, monitoring and analysis of socio-environmental conflicts and alternatives in the Amazon region. Our conversation with her has contributed to a further understanding of the forest economies.
The Korebaju women form the municipality of Solano have been participatively elaborating an inventory of plants that are relevant to them and that represent the health of the territory from their perspective. In this process they have registered more than 100 plants and stil counting. This contribution of the Korebaju women should be considered in participative productive restoration projects.
Local research, exchanges among elders and the development of pedagogical territorial projects are some of the actions taking place in the municipality of Calamar, Guaviare, to enhance the community appropriation of management and restoration processes in the territory. All these processes developed by Tropenbos Colombia include the participation of women, youths, children and elders so the management of territory and the interaction among communities becomes more active and thus contribute to territory ordering processes by organizations such as WWF Colombia, our strategic partner in the region.