Restoring Land and Knowledge: Production of Native Seedlings by Indigenous Women in the Pantanal

Terena Women are working on reforesting the margins of a sacred river that crosses their territory and that has recently been returned as pastureland. With the support of a pro-bono expert from the region and traditional knowledge holders, they will build a nursery and learn how to collect and grow seedlings of species with cultural and medicinal importance.

Twenty participants from the Association of Terena Women will be paid to collect seeds from native trees within protected areas in the Taunay-Ipeg territory in four different months of the year. They will care for and plant up to 5,000 seedlings per season, opening the opportunity for other groups to engage in reforestation projects as well, as they wish to exchange knowledge and technology among like-minded communities in the state of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul by Chalana Esperança.


Posted on

September 28, 2023

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