Asociación de Jóvenes Reforestadores en Acción (AJORA)

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 2015
Location: Community Medio Monte, Riberalta, Beni, Bolivia
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests

This group of young women and men is addressing bleak perspectives for rural youth in the Bolivian Amazon by improving economic opportunities while combating the effects of a warming climate. AJORA has created jobs in sustainable agroforestry, including beekeeping and award-winning cacao production. With a focus on inclusive and gender-balanced decision-making, the group has cultivated a sense of optimism and belonging in vulnerable communities. Wildfires have been reduced through the revival of traditional fire management practices. The restoration of degraded areas has improved soil fertility and water availability in the community.

Contact Information

Angel Jesús Peña
Spokesperson
hteco@cipca.org.bo

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Equator Prize 2021

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

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Equator Prize 2021

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Sustainable Forestry

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 2015
Location: Community Medio Monte, Riberalta, Beni, Bolivia
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests

This group of young women and men is addressing bleak perspectives for rural youth in the Bolivian Amazon by improving economic opportunities while combating the effects of a warming climate. AJORA has created jobs in sustainable agroforestry, including beekeeping and award-winning cacao production. With a focus on inclusive and gender-balanced decision-making, the group has cultivated a sense of optimism and belonging in vulnerable communities. Wildfires have been reduced through the revival of traditional fire management practices. The restoration of degraded areas has improved soil fertility and water availability in the community.

Contact Information

Angel Jesús Peña
Spokesperson