Green Hope Colombia

Protect the nature and ecosystem for the future generations; for this is necessary to stop the deforestation, this is the mission and why the NGO GREEN HOPE COLOMBIA (GHC) was created. The protection of the Amazonian forest, more well-known as the world's lung, is the purpose of this NGO (nonGovernmental Organization), due to the indiscriminate deforestation, the incresing to transform big lands and terrains for cattle expansion. GHC see that is urgent to create plans in which economic activities of the region and people affected, could be sustainable; and the forest won´t have a great deterioration and will be possible to manage natural resources for future generations.
The NGO GREEN HOPE COLOMBIA was created in 2007 with the purpose of developing projects for environmental conservation in the Colombian Amazon. FORESTEVER was established in 2009, with the ambition to become an autonomous association and leader in the field of agroforestry. The FAO UNEP, recognizes agroforestry is a discipline that allows us to propose concrete solutions to the population that work in an environmental and social environment. The founders of this association are active in the field of sustainable development, and our ambition is to develop with GREEN HOPE COLOMBIA, UP2GREEN FORESTEVER to provide employment, structure and establish an agro-development projects that benefit populations focused in community health issues and maintenance of biodiversity. GREEN HOPE COLOMBIA began studies of the Amazon region in 2007, analyzing the environment, indigenous communities and their deforestation problem, analyzing the problem that happened around Indigenous reservations in the city of Leticia. FORESTEVER made a first project in the Peruvian Amazon with NGO Latitud Sur. GREEN HOPE COLOMBIA, FORESTEVER and UP2GREEN develop at this moment the first reforestation project of 10,000 trees, seed plots and sustainable development in the Community of San Antonio de Los Lagos with 10,000 trees and in the Community of Valencia with 10,000 trees, in the Colombian Amazon Forest.

Projects:

  • Reforestation Project – Sustainable Indigenous Orchards
  • San Antonio de los Lagos Indigenous Community. The beneficiaries are the indigenous people of the community of San Antonio de los Lagos, approx 36 families.This indigenous community live from agriculture. Settled down faraway of main road isolate their people, have been very enthusiastic in participating in the project. This small population allows us to have a good relationships with beneficiaries and monage effectively the project.
  • Valencia Indigenous Community. Amazonas – Colombia. We made the seed plots, monitoring and care of young plants in germination, according to the budget, we would like to sow a plan of twenty thousand (20,000) native tree species. We have seen the impact of traditional orchards didnt have any opportunity to be reforested sustainably, causing a negative impact of the jungle ecosystem and around the indigenous reserves. Causing health and environmental problems.

Objectives:

  • Method of intervention with the community and involvement of beneficiaries (families): The approach is working together, because this is the work of the beneficiaries behind the project. Families make available their land and work. In contrast they receive all support, training, teaching, bags, seeds and all material they need. For each family, one member is designated as responsible.
  • Limiting factors and combat deforestation (light-burn agriculture, cattle ranching, extension of monocultives, charcoal production and others.) Establish agroforestry practices with beneficiaries, integrating the concept of diversity, the cycle of organic matter and environmental conservation; Replace the burn practices for sustainable agricultural practices; Reforest fruit and wood trees in the plots of degraded areas.
  • Value local species and enhance biodiversity: Create family nurseries of fruit trees (camu camu, copuazu, taperiba, guava) and timber trees (tornillo, cedar, mahogany); Transplant seeds in plots and deforested areas; Collect seeds and sow them in degraded areas around the community; Maintain and protect the young plants by the beneficiaries (families).

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