This project focuses on the production, collection and marketing of aromatic and medicinal plants and spices to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
Sustainable production, collection and marketing of aromatic and medicinal plants and spices; certification process to ensure sustainability and marketability
Potential Long Term Impact
It is expected that, through this initiative, local communities will be able to find paths to sustainable development and achieve sustainable income generation.
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.