Associação Terra Indígena Xingu (ATIX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associação Terra Indígena Xingu (ATIX)

 

Founded 22 years ago by 16 indigenous communities in the 27,000 km² Terra Indígena Xingu to manage their land and defend their rights, Associação Terra Indígena Xingu (ATIX) is the first community-based organization in Brazil to obtain permits from the Ministry of Agriculture as a certifying entity for community-based organic products. The organization has additionally developed a new certification called 'Selo dos Origens Brasil', focusing on the preservation of traditional knowledge and customs. Two tons of honey are sold every year and contribute to local incomes. The group also advocates for the recognition of indigenous land rights in the face of powerful pressures on the forest.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2017

Founded: 2004

Location: Canarana, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Biodiversity: Forests

 Equator Prize 2017

Latin America And The Caribbean

 Sustainable Forestry

 


 

Contact Information

Yakagi Kuikuro Mehinaku
Presidente
Silves, Amazonas, Brazil

 

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