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An interview with Martha Moreno, economist and field adviser of the project Working Landscapes.
The Carijona people from the Miraflores municipality, on the banks of the Vaupés River, have a wide knowledge of the local biodiversity that expresses itself in the varied and wide range of local traditional dishes. For instance, the yuca brava (wui, bitter cassava) becomes casabe pies and fariña (tapioca), also its starch is used in the mingaos, a local porridge.
Dabukurí is a ritual celebration of abundance for the Carijona people. It takes place during the summer (December) because it is the time when animals are breeding in the forest and also the time when the community starts preparing the land for to plant the seed in the chagra.