Middle Juruá Territory: the positive impact through traditional communities in the Amazon

Take care of the territory, manage natural resources, benefit from socio-biodiversity products and coordinate exchanges and partnerships. These are the keys to the success of the Juruá Middle Territory Program (PTMJ).

The initiative aims to contribute to the sustainable development of Médio Juruá, a region of Amazonas that is almost 900km from Manaus and its main means of transportation is by boat, the journey taking around 6 days. The program works by strengthening socio-biodiversity production chains, promoting local entrepreneurship and the sustainable use and management of natural resources, offering sustainable means of subsistence and well-being to riverside and indigenous peoples.

The program presents its results achieved during Year 2 of the PTMJ – Phase II, with activities carried out between July 2022 and June 2023.

The PTMJ is coordinated by Sitawi Finanças do bem and has as strategic partners USAID Brasil, Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia (PPA) and Natura, and institutional partnership with Alliance Biodiversity & CIAT and CGIAR. The implementing partners are AMAB, ASMAMJ, AMECSARA, AMARU, CODAEMJ, ASPROC, ASPODEX and Instituto Juruá.

The coordinator of PTMJ at Sitawi, Ronnayana Silva, highlights the importance of the leading role of local organizations: ?The performance of community-based institutions in Médio Juruá is a great example of social organization for territories in the Amazon, at a time when so much is being said about the importance of forest people for maintaining biodiversity and climate regulation at a global level. These associations and cooperatives? composed of riverside peoples and indigenous peoples? are they showing us a new social dynamic and income generation models based on nature, with respect for their cultures and with true local protagonism?, he highlights.

Access now the Year 2 Impact Report of the Juruá Médio Território Program Phase II and stay up to date with all the activities carried out.

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