Kamayura Village. Each interested family received 65 fruit plant seedlings.
AGROECOLOGY AND REFORESTATION
Indigenous communities cultivate mostly manioc in small common gardens for self-subsistence, leading to malnutrition issues and under-use of deforested areas. Although several initiatives exist in the region, the High-Xingu does not currently benefit from any meaningful ago-ecological program.
The Agroecology and reforestation Program seeks to diversify vegetable production and re-forest areas of degraded lands with valuable trees such as Piqui. This program encourages also education in sustainable agriculture practices. At scale, AFV will provide technical support, create commercial opportunities and partner with existing local organizations.
The agro-ecological program began in 2019 as a pilot project. Since then, the reforestation of 3 hectares has been achieved next to the Yawalapiti and Kamaiura villages. The indigenous communities are front and center of this initiative, leading to the training and employment of dozens of young people during the course of the program.
Alongside our partners, you can make a difference by supporting the Agroecology and reforestation program.
In coordination with our local partners