Asociación de Jóvenes Reforestadores en Acción (AJORA)

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.

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2021

Year of establishment: 2015

Location: Beni, Bolivia

Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests

Related resources

Equator Prize 2021


Latin America and the Caribbean


Sustainable Forestry


Contact Information

Angel Jesús Peña


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