Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas del Territorio Cabécar Kábata Könana

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 2014
Location: EBAIS China
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests

The Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas del Territorio Cabécar Kábata Könana brings together Indigenous women in Costa Rica’s Talamanca region to promote the use of traditional practices and knowledge for food security and medicinal purposes, improve women’s leadership and Indigenous rights, and protect the surrounding forest. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the group quickly established a virtual market on social media to trade and share food during the closure of regular markets. The association also trains women in rotational and regenerative agroforestry, and promotes the use of local native seed varieties and traditional medicinal plants, improving community resilience in the face of climate warming.

Contact Information

Maricela Fernandez
President and founder
fernandezmaricela2018@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/asokabatakonana

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Equator Prize 2021

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

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Equator Prize 2021

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

Equator Prize 2021

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 2014
Location: EBAIS China
Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests

The Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas del Territorio Cabécar Kábata Könana brings together Indigenous women in Costa Rica’s Talamanca region to promote the use of traditional practices and knowledge for food security and medicinal purposes, improve women’s leadership and Indigenous rights, and protect the surrounding forest. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the group quickly established a virtual market on social media to trade and share food during the closure of regular markets. The association also trains women in rotational and regenerative agroforestry, and promotes the use of local native seed varieties and traditional medicinal plants, improving community resilience in the face of climate warming.

Contact Information

Maricela Fernandez
President and founder
https://www.facebook.com/asokabatakonana