Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas del Territorio Cabécar Kábata Könana

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.

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2021

Year of establishment: 2014

Location: El progreso, Limón, Costa Rica

Ecosystem: Agricultural, Forests

Equator Prize 2021

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

 

 Adaptation to Climate Change

 

Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 


 

Contact Information

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

 

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