By using ecologically, socially, economically, and culturally compatible species, Analogue Forestry allows 12 communities to protect ecosystems, grow food and profit from selling forest products.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Chocó region is a world biodiversity hotspot that has suffered from excessive and uncontrolled exploitation of its natural resources. This has caused the loss of biodiversity and the impoverishment of Afro-Colombian communities through income loss and food insecurity. Analogue forestry involves local communities in the restoration of ecosystems, creating food security as well as economic benefits for their families.
How will this project solve this problem?
Participatory planning and mapping to diagnose ecosystems; build nurseries and collect seeds; planting in response to social, economic and ecological conditions; demonstration areas and seed banks for communities; market research to ensure sale.
Potential Long Term Impact
Sustainable management of collective lands; Increased biodiversity; land management plans implemented by local communities; increased food security and health; income generation through commercialization of analogue forestry products.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,974
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 $1,974 . The original project funding goal was $53,467.