Protegiendo tierras sagradas

y bosques.

OIOC fue fundado en la inspiración obtenida de la naturaleza y la necesidad de salvaguardar nuestras tierras y bosques sagrados. Nuestro viaje estudia el vínculo intrínseco entre la preservación del medio ambiente y el bienestar humano. La degradación ambiental conduce a la pobreza y la erosión del equilibrio ecológico tradicional. Estamos comprometidos con soluciones proactivas. Al preservar la sabiduría ancestral y revitalizar las tierras sagradas a través de prácticas regenerativas, sanamos la tierra y elevamos a la comunidad global.

Quién

Comunidad indígena Kamëntsá de Sibundoy, Colombia. Población: 3.969.

Qué

Reforestación; Investigación etnobotánica, educación y producción de plantas medicinales; Generación de flujos de ingresos alineados con la cultura y la ecología para la comunidad indígena (créditos de carbono, productos agroforestales, extractos etnobotánicos).

Income Generation for the Kamentsa Community

The planned primary income stream is Chagra Forestry, a practice transforming the Kamentsa's monocrop lots into a synergistic farm, known ancestrally as Chagra, to produce carbon-rich trees, food, and medicinal plants. The tribe can cultivate a diverse range of flora that serves personal household needs with potential for commercialization under the proposed community brand, Batsanamama. This brand will offer organically grown products, addressing the issue of agrochemical dependency within the community while providing a sustainable source of income. The initiative also produces a line of medicinal plant extracts, further contributing to the tribe's economic stability and promoting environmentally conscious practices.

Metrics for Measurement:

  1. Increase in household income

    • Income surveys: Conduct household surveys to assess changes in income levels over time, including sources of income, household expenditures, and savings.

    • Income diversification: Track the adoption of income-generating activities beyond traditional livelihoods, such as agriculture, handicraft production, ecotourism, or small business ventures.

    • Comparison with baseline data: Compare current household income levels with baseline data prior to the initiative, to measure the impact of interventions.


  2. Number of sustainable livelihood opportunities created

    • Livelihood mapping: Identify existing livelihood opportunities and potential sectors for development through participatory mapping exercises with community members.

    • Job creation metrics: Quantify the number of new jobs or income-generating opportunities generated by the initiative, such as micro-enterprises, cooperative ventures, or vocational training programs.

    • Long-term viability: Assess sustainability and resilience of livelihood opportunities by considering market demand, resource availability, and community capacity to manage and maintain them.


  3. Participation in income-generating activities

    • Participation surveys: Attendance records and surveys, group discussions on members’ participation rates in income-generating activities, training workshops, business development sessions. Survey barriers and facilitators to participation.

    • Community feedback: Solicit feedback from community through regular meetings, suggestion boxes, or community forums to assess efficacy and challenges of income-generating programs.

Methods of Presentation:

  • Financial reports detailing income generated and distributed among community members

  • Case studies highlighting success stories of individuals or families benefiting from income-generation projects

  • Photos or videos showcasing community members engaging in income-generating activities, or products/services produced

  • Data on improvements in living standards and access to services

Dónde

Sibundoy, Alto Putumayo, Colombia. (Amazonian Foothills.)

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