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Shayarina Resilient Forest Project

Iyarina is a multi-use forest land trust located on the south bank of the Rio Napo.   Its mission is to simultaneously maximize biodiversity and productivity so as to sustain the wellbeing of the forest and communities who work there.    We do this by integrating indigenous knowledge and evidence based agro-forestry.   

Success will be measured by

1.  The increased biodiversity of the forest.

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


Governance and advisory boards

Enhancing forest value as a service economy

Increasing community well being as a key to successful long term forest preservation. 

Forest foods

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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.


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