The project is being carried out in the Atalaya province, in the Amazon region of Peru, to improve the living conditions and development of the Native Communities of the lower Urubamba River basin. There are seven communities: Aerija, Santa Rosa de Laulate, Santa Elena, Libertad de Pucani, Nueva Italia Rima, Huao and Sapani.
The objective is to rescue and revalue the cultural traditions and ancestral knowledge of these native communities of the Yines and Asháninka ethnic groups, for their adaptation to climate change in such a way that they can improve their conditions.
The project involves the collection and elaboration of indigenous stories in indigenous languages by the women members of the committees of artisan mothers and their families, including their children of school age. And the training of women, children, young people and parents by putting into value with stories the application of ancestral knowledge in the sustainable management of natural resources and the forest as a strategic factor in adaptation and resilience to change climate.
Subsequently, the knowledge rescued in the management of family agroforestry systems will be applied, promoting the use of this knowledge in the training programs on Sustainable Production and Food Security (vegetable gardens, raising of Amazonian and farm animals, handicrafts, cassava) and in the implementation of reforestation systems of species with timber, environmental and medicinal value to protect and recover the biodiversity and hydrological services of the forest of the communities.
Likewise, in the environmental education program, with the existing environmental brigades at the NOPOKI University, which CESAL supports, the promotion of forest conservation will be worked on by children and young people from the 7 communities, disseminating stories and comic strips. It is proposed to encourage the participation of associations of parents of families (APAFAS) of the schools of the communities, in the campaigns to reforest the educational institutions and in the Biodiversity Space VIVERO COMUNAL (medicinal and ornamental crops, timber, vegetables, citrus, fruits).