Juan and Inés live in the commuity of Mushullakta, a small village in the Napo province of Ecuador. They have a beautiful secondary forest with a few grow-old trees that need protecting. They want to keep them alive for their children and grandchildren, and want to help this ecosystem return to its previous trajectory.
They are reintroducing various types of native trees and shrubs that the forest needs in order to regenerate; they are tending to the plants to keep them alive.
Restore 23 hectares of secondary forest in the Amazon rainforest
Why is it important?
Regenerative farms are very beneficial for the environment. In this system, food is produced using permaculture and agroforestry systems, within the plants’ native forests, without damaging the ecosystem. A forestry system can then be put in place which yields no more than three or four trees per hectare. These farms can sell the organic the products that they harvest, while, at the same time, make a living by restoring the ecosystem.