'Dining with conservation flavor' wins as best innovative solution for sustainable development of the Amazon

30 of July of 2019 - The winning project is developed by Peruvian NGOs by Amazonian La Amazonia (Ampa Perú), in the San Martín region

 
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The "Food with flavor conservation", Peruvian Amazon gives NGO The Amazon (Ampa Perú), It was the winner of the Innovative Solutions Award SDSN, conducted by Solutions Network for the Amazon Sustainable Development, SDSN-Amazon (its acronym in English), It happened yesterday, Monday (29), at the headquarters of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), in Manaus. The initiative was chosen as the most innovative for sustainable development of the Amazon.

The Sustainable Chat, developed in the San Martín region, accompanies the associations of the Peruvian Amazon in the realization and management of conservation areas connecting the great dispensation of the Andean Amazon to the Peruvian gastronomic chain and nationally renowned chefs and internationally, but ensuring the sustainability of supplies, the protection of forests and improving the quality of life of farmers.

In the call were submitted 24 Innovative solutions developed in the Amazon, and 14 do Brasil, four of Ecuador, four of Peru, A solution of Colombia and Bolivia. As 24 solutions are available in SDSN-Amazon Solutions Platform for access to the public.

In addition to the winning project, the other two placed received honors the quality of designs: Incubation Program and Partner Acceleration Platform for Amazon and Meliponiculture social technology for people and traditional communities in the Amazon, Institute Peabiru.

The best innovative solution has been awarded a trip to New York, U.S. us, where the representative of the winning initiative will participate in the International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), which will take place in September at the University of Columbia. On the occasion, the innovative solution developed in the Amazon will also be presented to key stakeholders and world leaders who will be at the conference.

All solutions were evaluated by a jury composed by Professor of the Federal University of Amazonas (I trust) Henrique dos Santos Pereira; the CEO of Cigás, René Levy Aguiar; the rector of the University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Cleinaldo Costa; and the journalist and professor at the University Center Fametro, Liege Albuquerque. The following solutions were assessed relevance criteria, innovativeness of the solution, financial viability, scalability current impact and / or potential and adherence to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN).

Innovative Solutions Award

The importance of Solutions Platform SDSN-Amazon and Innovative Solutions Award have the same motto Agenda 2030: do not leave anyone behind, according to the evaluation of the management of SDSN-Amazon Solutions Platform, Carolina Ramirez.

"We know from memory what are the main problems facing the Amazon region, however, little we know how to fix them. The Innovative Solutions Award as well as enhancing solutions created by Amazonian institutions, It aims to promote and disseminate solutions that contribute in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, so that they are not forgotten, no one leaving and no work back. It's time to honor the good work they are doing Amazonian institutions and foster new partnerships for these solutions come in all parts of the Amazon ", says Carolina.

Learn about solutions

1th | Food flavored conservation – AMPA Peru

The project supports the associations in the realization and management of conservation areas connecting the great dispensation of the Andean Amazon to the Peruvian gastronomic chain and nationally renowned chefs and internationally, but ensuring the sustainability of supplies, the protection of forests and improving the quality of life of farmers.

The project also empowers the leaders in the management of resources, as well as improves the transport processes to ensure that the product maintains its quality until the arrival to the consumer. So, Products are fully utilized, enhancing the by-products and derivatives.

2th | Incubation Program and Accelerated PPA

Currently, the impact of business ecosystem in the Amazon is growing. This is giving the new inclusion initiatives of coastal communities, indigenous, Maroons and family farmers in production processes, new markets and processes. These businesses promise to promote a new economy in the region, contrary to deforestation and the predatory activities and valuing sociobiodiversity.

Thus arises the Acceleration Program Platform Partner by Amazon (PPA), in order to encourage and support initiatives and businesses that fit these new features to generate positive social and environmental impacts and remain viable over time. The PPA aims to provide all necessary support for the development and growth of startups positive social and environmental impact where the main objective is to transform the current mindset of irrational exploitation resource, both environmental and human, and focus on a healthy relationship between local economic development, the environment and society.

3th | Meliponiculture social technology for people and traditional communities in the Amazon

The beekeeping carried out by agro-ecological imprint Peabiru Institute is a low cost of deployment and simplified management technology, and seeks to results empowerment of socially vulnerable groups, replicabilidade, valuation of environmental services and inclusion by the market. Unlike the hive and beekeeping equipment, usually manufactured industrially, meliponiculture is designed to use parts and equipment that do not require a complex production process and costly materials or difficult to access for poor rural groups.

The average cost of this hive is five times smaller than that used in beekeeping and there is still low effort made in management, with only two hours of weekly work, average, dividing up approximately one meliponary 100 hive. Currently, the stingless bees program is present in 22 locations 7 municipalities. In Amapá with Maroons in Macapa and indigenous people in Oiapoque; and Pará with traditional communities in Almeirim, Curuçá, Monte Alegre, Curralinho and Barcarena. Are about 3.600 rational hives installed.

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