Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are among the most biodiversity-rich regions in the world, particularly in species of bamboo native to the Americas. Communities in the region have known about bamboo’s unique socioecological benefits for more than 10,000 years, including its vital contribution to several ecosystem services of provisioning, regulation and recreation. This session, hosted by INBAR, draws on the rich knowledge of local communities in the Amazon to discuss how bamboo can contribute to a new circular development paradigm, and reactivate the economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Bamboo/Guadua Ecosystem Services and Their Relationship with the Amazonian Livelihoods

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Forests, Agricultural Land

Location(s): Latin America

  • International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)

  • Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (SERFOR)

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA)

  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería - República del Ecuador

  • Pastaza

  • Pablo Jácome

    Regional Director for Latin América and Caribbean, International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR)

  • Carlos Restrepo Agudelo

    Technical Coordinator, Caquetá Guadua, Colombia

  • Dary Aguinda

    President, Kiwcha Amukina Women's Association, Ecuador

  • Jaime Guevara

    Mayor, Mayor, Província de Pastaza, Ecuador

  • Maija Peltola

    Country Director, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Guyana

  • Marino Velasco

    Indigenous Leader and President, Security of the Asháninka Pampa Michi Native Community, Peru

  • Roberto Alulima

    Undersecretary of Forestry Production, Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador

  • Shakira Andy

    Youth, Kiwcha Amukina Women's Association, Ecuador

  • Ximena Londoño

    Member, Colombia National Council of Guadua, Bamboo Productive Chain and its Agroindustry

  • Yanua Atamain

    Communicator and Indigenous leader, Rio Soritor Native Community, Awajún, Rioja Province - San Martin Department, Peru

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