The Longitudinal road project in Peru reveals both the challenges of conducting consultations with indigenous populations, and the opportunities such consultations offer for improving projects. Located in an area with a predominantly Quechua indigenous population, the road passes through 25 “Comunidades Campesinas” (peasant communities). While the road brings important benefits … [Read more...] about How did consultations in Peru benefit communities and improve project sustainability?
Upscaling Silvopastoral Systems in South America
The world population is expected to increase to almost 10 billion people in 2050, and securing the supply of wood and timber from sustainable sources without competing for agricultural land and food production has already become a challenge in many parts of the world. In recent decades’ export-oriented industrial agriculture has become the main driver of South American land use … [Read more...] about Upscaling Silvopastoral Systems in South America
How to reach the middle ground between indigenous worldviews and development practice
Every year, the United Nations celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on the 9th of August. This is not only an opportunity to take stock of the many challenges that development poses to indigenous people, but also of the ways that indigenous peoples themselves are challenging traditional development practices and promoting their own approaches. The … [Read more...] about How to reach the middle ground between indigenous worldviews and development practice