Ecuador, Colombia, Peru
The bambuzonia project looks to positions bamboo as a strategic resource for sustainable development, green economy and the reduction of poverty, especially in the rural areas of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The main objective of this project is to increase the resilience to climate change of small rural farmers through diversified bamboo production systems. To achieve this objective, the project seeks to improve the governance of the bamboo sector at the sub-national/local level, promote the adoption of practices climate-smart, support the diversification of livelihoods and the generation of economic income, and increase local, national and regional awareness of the socio-economic and environmental benefits of bamboo. The project will channel action and research activities with the participation of local partners and government counterparts, from the private sector, the academy and civil society in all three countries.
This project will intervene in focusing on the places with the presence of natural or planted bamboo stands, and with the availability of degraded agricultural land suitable for restoration. In addition, sustainability will be generated at four levels:
The direct target group is 2200 rural households of small farmers and community associations, including women, youth, and indigenous peoples. Likewise, it will prioritize those people who are within the Peace Agreements in Colombia, such as displaced, reincorporated, and victims in general of violence.
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The first radio program on bamboo will deliver clear, timely and practical information on the uses and benefits of bamboo every 15 days. The first radio program in Latin América, dedicated to bamboo, was inaugurated last Friday at the facilities of Radio Libertad FM, in the province of Satipo, belonging to the department of Junín […]