On June 17 and 18 of this year, a workshop on capacity building, plantation registration, management, production and marketing of bolaina and bamboo was held. Producers and processors from the 5 Unidos Association, located in the Ucayali river basin in Loreto and made up of the communities: Encanto de Suny, Isla Baños, Nuevo Canchahuaya, Monte de los Olivos, Canelos and Alto Perillo participated. The National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) - Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the Regional Environmental Authority (ARA) of Loreto organized the workshop. The Provincial Municipality of Ucayali and Sierra y Selva Exportadora also attended. The Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous - CEDIA was in charge of ensuring the participation of the neighboring communities to the ACR Aguas Calientes Maquía proposal.
CEDIA is supporting the communities in formalizing their bolaina plantations; It is coordinating with Sierra Exportadora for its commercialization and the Provincial Municipality of Ucayali will be in charge of building the transformation plant for this tree.
The plantation of bolaina is a productive alternative for these peasant and native communities so that the area surrounding the proposed Aguas Calientes Maquía ACR is protected. The registration of the use and planting of this resource will be carried out in accordance with Forestry Law 963, thus contributing to the protection of the regional flora and fauna. This will allow people to be formalized and associated.
In addition, with regard to bamboo, it is innovating in its use for the production of soaps. CEDIA is supporting the Despierta Selva Association to formalize it, first with its plantation registration and sanitary registration. It has been possible to count on the support of Sierra and Selva Exportadora, as well as ARA Loreto.
In both cases, CEDIA is promoting the articulation between the national authority, the native communities and Sierra y Selva exporter for the development of sustainable economic activities that contribute to the conservation of the proposed ACR Aguas Calientes Maquía.