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December 7, 2012
Every person has the right to safe and nutritious food and all peoples have the right to food sovereignty as reaffirmed in the United
Nations Declaration of the World Food Summit held in Rome in 2002. The implementation of these fundamental rights has always been a primary concern of
the Amazonia Association. Steps were taken to rationalize, with the help of EMBRAPA, the agricultural methods used by the communities and families of the
Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples of Amazonia had developed the permaculture of the forest which permitted to feed, in an
ecologically sustainable manner, a forest population much larger that at the present. The future agriculture of the Amazon Forest must be based on those lost
tecniques and a first step towards their recovery will be made with the help of the Amazonia Landscape Mapping and Biodiversity Estimation program run
by the Caboclo Communities of the Rio Jauaperý.
Recently the Amazonia Association has initiated an ambitious project for the creation of a vegetable garden in Xixuau village, with the financial assistance of
italian charity Aiutare I Bambini Onlus.
AA also conceived a multidisciplinary project with a pool of universities and Brazilian government organizations for sustainable economic activities in the
region. The project proposes actions such as gathering and commercializing natural products from the forest (including Brazil nuts and fruit pulps made from
species with growing markets like ašai, camu-camu and cupuašu), marketing of local handicraft products and farmed fish.