This project focuses on the production, collection and marketing of aromatic and medicinal plants and spices to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty.
This women-led initiative has its base in the Department of Chocó, in the Pacific Region of Colombia. Although the economic activities of these communities have traditionally relied on income from productive activities involving the sustainable use of forest and subsoil resources, in recent decades, some outside firms have begun to carry out extractive activities such as gold mines and forestry.
Sustainable production, collection and marketing of aromatic and medicinal plants and spices; certification process to ensure sustainability and marketability
It is expected that, through this initiative, local communities will be able to find paths to sustainable development and achieve sustainable income generation.
This initiative reorganizes social relations between men and women in the region, permitting the diversification of both culture and environment, while building up economical welfare for all people. - Sean Southey, UNDP's Equator Initiative Manager
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,073
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,073
The original project funding goal was $5,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $3,073 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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