The project promotes local food production based on the knowledge of the Mapuche Cayún People. It involves 21 families and the development of greenhouses and chicken coops to expand and diversify vegetable production and safe poultry farming. Through planning, workshops, monitoring and evaluations, the participants commitment to communal decision-making is essential.
The lof (community) is located on the northwestern margin of the Lácar lake basin, beside the Trompul area and surrounded by the Andean Patagonian forest of the Lanín National Park. The community is located 13 km from the town of San Martin de los Andes in the province of Neuquén, Argentina. The annual average temperature is 9.8 ° C. Snow is expected during the winter and there are no frost-free periods throughout the year.
land, community gathers stories of resistance and change told through the experience of the people at their cores. In order to protect their ancestral knowledge and consolidate food security, members of the Awajun, Guaraní, Mapuche Cayún, Mapuche Lafkenche, Maya Q’eqchi’, Maya Peninsular, Maya Poqomchi’, Pasto, Qom, Wampis and Wapichan communities, have partnered with local organizations to implement projects financed by IFAD, through IPAF and with the accompaniment of FIMI as an implementing partner for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a United Nations agency. Its Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is an innovative funding instrument that communities can use to create solutions to the challenges they face. The objective of the Facility is to strengthen Indigenous Peoples’ communities and their organizations. It finances projects that foster self-driven development.
The International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) is a global mechanism that assembles Indigenous Women activists and human rights leaders from around the world (Asia, Arctic, America, Africa and the Pacific) to strengthen capacities, develop leadership and build a common political agenda.
The AYNI - Indigenous Women’s Fund is FIMI’s philanthropic arm and is the first and only fund created and directed by and for Indigenous Women. It fosters innovative intercultural philanthropy to support women of indigenous organizations and communities, co-investing human, financial and material resources for the promotion of the full exercise of their individual and collective rights and of their buen vivir (well-being).
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Marisa Batalla, Suchit Chávez, José Luis Pardo, Jorge Varela, Luis Fernando Vargas
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Isabel Flota Ayala
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