Posted on 05/31/2019
Iquitos. With the aim of strengthening the forestry sector, the Regional Management of Forestry and Wildlife Development held, from May 29 to 31, the "I Loreto Forest Fair", in the Zonal Park of the city of Iquitos.
Within the program, the forum “Successful experiences of the forestry sector (timber and non-timber) was held, where the Common Good Institute (IBC), the Loreto Forest Concessions Association and the Center for the Development of the Indigenous participated. Amazonian (CEDIA).
CEDIA shared the experience of the management and production of the ungurahui, a work it developed with the native communities of Spain and Frontera, located in the Blanco river basin. Luis Trevejo, northern regional director of CEDIA explained that this activity is designed to complement the family economy and that these communities have great natural potential to supply the market. Likewise, he stressed the importance of the enterprise working hand in hand with the physical-legal sanitation of the territories and organizational strengthening.
The ungurahui is a palm tree that is found in the wild in the Amazon. Arrows and leaves can be made from it to make baskets or temporary houses, the fruit is also collected to prepare drinks and in some cases, extract the oil, which has properties that benefit hair and skin.