The ChocÃ³ Bioregion is one the most biodiverse places on earth and one of ColombiaÂ´s most vulnerable regions.
This initiative will provide 20 afro descendent families from Bojaya in the state of ChocÃ³ an opportunity to increase their income and protect their collectively owned land by implementing the analog forestry methodology in their agricultural practices.
The rural afrocolombian communities of OpogadÃ³, Napipi and Puerto Conto in the municipality of BojayÃ¡ live in very precarious situations. Their collectively owned territories are being threatened by third parties who wish to take advantage of their natural resources and, because they have so little access to the rest of the country, they constantly face food shortages. The social and economic conditions require an intervention that addresses the relationship between poverty and environment.
The project seeks to implement a strategy to restore degradated areas, provide food security, and foster environmentally friendly production and commercialization schemes in the municipality of BojayÃ¡, directly benefiting 20 afrocolombian families.
20 afrocolombian families will have the appropriate skills to implement their own analog forests but also to provide assistance to other members of the community and serve as replicators of the methodology.