“The chakra (garden) is the family, it nourishes us, it is our life. We live with the chakra and we die with the chakra”. (P. Aguinda, San José de Wapuno)
This project seeks to strengthen threatened traditional food systems, ensure the intergenerational transmission of knowledge, the conservation of biological diversity and the cultural diversity. Foodways link with identity, land and health.
Through this project, the links between food, identity and territory and health are reinforced.
Started in 2021, this project is carried out in coordination and with the support of People and Plants International. https://www.peopleandplants.org/ecuador.
Sacha Warmi continues to support the strengthening of traditional indigenous healthcare systems and the intercultural dialogue for an appropriate integration with Western medicine.
Our deepest gratitude to all those who supported us in order to start with the reconstruction of the “Casa de Cerámica” (destroyed by an accidental fire in October 2021), which allowed for the above-mentioned workshops to take place.
Thanks to the visit of Michel André and Antonio Sánchez, from the Applied Bioacoustics Laboratory (LAB) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in February, a first node was installed to start sound recording tests in the land of “Pueblo Ancestral Kichwa Kawsak Sacha”, in the region of the lower Curaray River. This is the most sophisticated remote monitoring system ever used, which will make it possible to know the state of health of the biodiversity and the threats in their land.
Bioacoustics is the sound of life itself. This scientific miracle will help to give nature and culture a powerful voice to be heard and to understand the importance and value of biocultural diversity for our world.
Some insights on the II training workshop for communication technicians from the 7 communities of the Ancestral Kichwa Kawsak Sacha People (Lower Kuraray River Basin, Pastaza Province, Ecuadorian Amazon).
Dominik Scheu (Switzerland), friend and member of Sacha Warmi, is now with us and continues to support us with forest restoration on his land next to the Sacha Warmi Center.
Juraj Penciak (Slovakia), friend and member of Sacha Warmi, visited us between December 2021 and February 2022. Our thanks for the teachings he shared about the processes of transformation of medicinal plants that he has developed over many years of life in direct contact with Amazonian plants.
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