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18 April 2023 Colombia
"This meeting aims to remind us how our ancestors lived. Also to recover and renovate and sow new seeds. For me, a seed is a family, so we cannot lose a member of the family. And also, we need to recover the families that have been lost." These words were pronounced by the leader Marina Valencia to open the seed exchange that recently took place in the Indigenous Resguardo Jericó Consaya in Solano, Caquetá.
17 April 2023 Colombia
The first edition of the intercultural camps in the region of Calamar was a vivid experience that allowed the Eastern Tucano people and the students of the La Cristalina school share fundamental aspects of their culture. Students had the opportunity to visit the indigenous resguardo and they couls also present their own ways of living to the indigenous communities. As a result intercultural fiels trips enhance a sense of interculturality and underline the importance of working together for the territory.
17 April 2023 Colombia
Community initiatives mainly developed by women were protagonical in the latest regional dialogue "Thinking and acting from the territories" that took place recently in Mocoa, Putumayo. Following the meetings in Florencia (Caquetá) and in San José del Guaviare (Guaviare) in 2022, this edition made it evident that local communities are leading the run in protecting the forests.
08 March 2023 Colombia
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.
18 January 2023 Colombia
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.