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In addition, the group also runs a 15, tree nursery, which they use almost exclusively for fruit trees. The forest is made up of rare hard and softwoods and old growth trees that are critical to the ecosystem and habitat, but also a prized commodity for selective cutting by the fordsteria industry. Overview of community history and economic development realities and challenges Agroforestry crops and production Apiculture bee keeping best practices Cultural and social exchange with community members Some notable highlights were the tours of the honey production and beekeeping project, which included a visit to the colonies and sampling of the honey straight off the honeycomb.

The participants ranged in age from 16 to 70 years, and were from throughout Guatemala — three generations of knowledge and experience in one powerful convergence. Their pitch was impressive — saying that while they lived in a remote area with no municipal services, they saw an opportunity to make their living from the land and resources around them, avoiding migration to the city or to the United States.

Migration from Central America to the United States has been in the news more than usual these days. Recently, I had this conversation with a group of young men from a rural village near Escuintla, Guatemala. Hands-on training in installation, use, and maintenance of the stoves increases local investment in the program through sweat equity and allows community members to become more intimate with the technology. The flourishing community nursery now has 35, plants growing.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. So, when they asked me to support them getting additional training in bee keeping to improve their business, I made it a priority to see that it happened. His is the first of 60 cookstoves we plan to build in the community of El Tarral — projects made possible only by your donations and support. As agro-forestry and forest conservation are two pillars in this process, clean cookstoves and solar lighting are a perfect compliment, improving sustainability, autonomy and health for communities that have been marginalized for centuries.


They have formed a youth group in their community that is taking on migration by seeking new, local income generating opportunities. Some notable highlights were the tours of the honey production and beekeeping project, which included a visit to the colonies and sampling of the honey straight off the honeycomb. He was happy and proud to offer his house as a training ground for the group of young men in his community, who look to him as an elder and a teacher.

Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest. Together, we build clean cookstoves, plant trees, and distribute solar lighting to their members in Guatemalaall in an effort to empower local people and conserve the comunitraia environment that is so important to their livelihoods. Post was not sent – check your coomunitaria addresses!

My role, as I see it, is just to fan the sails. Today, Don Marcos is a community leader in El Tarral, one of the dozens of highland Mayan communities from Huehuetenango who have been displaced to southern coastal climates.

To modify an old adage — this is akin to getting two plants from one seed. The project was so successful that this year we are raising funds to install more in high-need communities. These dedicated individuals froesteria with community members throughout the comunitaia process to create stoves that meet their specific cooking needs. They were promised a fertile area with well-equipped infrastructure, but instead found a challenging mountainside with high winds, limited water, and very poor road access.

David, one of the youth group leaders and a champion for agricultural and economic empowerment, highlighted the struggles to develop and work their land with less than ideal infrastructure and climate.

The cookstove models selected for this project are partially pre-manufactured for consistency but are installed in a brick and mortar body constructed by trained community members. Cooking is a very personal comunitarix in Central Comunitari, so new technologies must be foresteia to cook the same foods, with the same fuels, in the same amount of time as the traditional designs if they are to be accepted by all members of society. This woman in southern Guatemala uses her clean cookstove that was built last year to make tortillas for her family.


During our most recent visit to Guatemala, we saw this model in action. Community engagement improves the local support network around the cookstoves.

Image by Jeff Lejann Abbott Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest. Inthis included men and women.

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Twitter Facebook Email Reddit. In addition, stoves are built using local materials.

Even if migration forezteria just to the nearest city, the actual movement of family members is really a means to an end. Two spoonfuls of oats and a spoonful of sugar was all the food available for weeks at a time while protecting Mayan heritage and homeland from military persecution.

In the future, TWP hopes to be able to bring groups here at least once a year. This workshop was a reminder to me of the importance of my work at TWP — a fulcrum between the aspirations of ckmunitaria communities and the resources that help them become reality. Today, the ambitious young group has a plantation of 5, organic pineapples that produce a continuous, mouth-watering harvest, a few dozen bee hives from which they are bottling and selling honey, and plots of shade-grown coffee.

Our projects are not successful unless local people are involved each step of the way. We also enjoyed visiting the tree nursery and pineapple fields, which have expanded seven-fold in just the last couple of years, from an original total of 5, plants to over 35, total plants.

Page 1 Page 2 Next page. We want people to improve their livelihoods while protecting forests. Another challenge is the external interest groups, especially agribusiness and timber agents, who eye the exceptionally well preserved forest that forms the backbone of their watershed and agroforestry existence. A great way to forewteria while giving back! If you would like to help us build clean cookstoves in Guatemala, or would like to learn more about the importance of this project, click the button below.