Tumbira fisherman struggles to feed his family
Dear Friend and Supporter:
We are pleased to report that the Rotary Club of Manaus in the Amazon region of Brazil and the Rotary Club of Culver City, CA are joining you to support this urgent INMED Aquaponics® project in the Brazilian Amazon.
The project, titled "Building Indigenous Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon," will provide sustainable solutions for strengthening food security and indigenous economies devastated by the ongoing impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This aquaponics project with INMED will enable Rotary International, through District 4720 Amazon, to help a riverside community to minimize the problem of persistent hunger and preserve the Amazon rainforest for future generations," notes incoming District Governor Gerson Aoki.
In partnership with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (known by its Portuguese acronym FAS), INMED Brasil will establish a commercial-scale aquaponics system in the community of Tumbira, within the agroforestry production and education complex currently operated by FAS. The system is projected to yield more than 4,000 pounds of fish plus more than 25,000 pounds of produce per year in a footprint of only 3,000 square feet.
The project will include a Center of Excellence for education, training, demonstration, research and production optimization that will support new aquaponics enterprises across the state of Amazonas, Brazil. The center also will provide an estimated 10,000 people per year with a sustainable means of fresh food production to reduce hunger, strengthen food security and generate income from the sale of fish and produce, while also creating education, employment, research and entrepreneurship opportunities for a generation of indigenous young people who would otherwise face uncertain futures in their own communities—or be forced to migrate to new areas.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this Rotary International campaign. You don't have to be a Rotarian to donate, so please share with your friends.
Team INMED Brasil
Rotary International joins INMED's cause in Amazon
The River is the life of indigenous generations