Alianza Internacional de Reforestación
For 24 years, AIRES has utilized the expertise of indigenous Maya forestry professionals to support more than 130 low-income communities in Guatemala’s Chimaltenango province to fight erosion and prevent deadly mudslides, improve food crops and nutrition, and prevent lung disease. Working hand in hand with community members, AIRES promotes sustainable farming methods and environmental education programs, builds efficient stoves, and has planted almost 5 million trees. Almost 3,000 farmers, 70 percent of them women, have been trained by indigenous peers, 200 nurseries established, and 860 cook stoves built.
Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Location: Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Biodiversity: Forests, mountains
Equator Prize 2017
Latin America And The Caribbean
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