Shayarina Resilient Forest Project

The Iyarina Forest is a pilot project built on an expanding land trust located between the Napo and Pastaza rivers.   Our mission is to simultaneously maximize forest biodiversity and forest productivity so as to sustain the wellbeing of land and indigenous communities together.    We do this by integrating evidence based agro-forestry and indigenous knowledge.   

Success will be measured by

1.  The increased health and biodiversity of the forest.

2.  The increased wellbeing (sumak kawsana) of the indigenous families working together on the project including respect for the flourishing of their language and culture.

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"Sustainability Assessment of Smallholder Agroforestry Indigenous Farming in the Amazon:A Case Study of Ecuadorian Kichwas,"

Marco Heredia-R, Bolier Torres, Jhenny Cayambe, Nadia RamosMarcelo Luna and Carlos G. H. Diaz-Ambrona,  Agronomy15 December 2020.