Takeaways:

  • Ecuador’s Pastaza province has implemented a $52 million sustainable development plan working with Indigenous nations and to include their ancestral practices, knowledge, and life plans.
  • The plan will decrease dependence on oil and minding projects, allow the implementation of an ancestral agroforestry system, and create conservation projects to boost food security and value chains.
  • The Pastaza government hopes to encourage other Amazonian provinces to follow suit in order to conserve 5 million acres of land and water.

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