Preserving Bolivia's forests and their bees

2023 activity report on our projects updateBeneficiary agroforestry system Bolivia

2023 activity report on our projects

As we enter 2024, it's time to take stock and look back at our 2023 achievements! 🌟

More than 630,000 trees planted across all our projects, favoring endemic and diverse species that will ensure the health of our forest ecosystems.

Nearly 335 new producers internationally, and 50 additional forest owners supported in France, to pass on the keys to reasoned farming and forest management

More than 6,000 people(adults/children) on our projects have been sensitized to climate issues, and more specifically to forest preservation and the fight against deforestation.

In order to improve and evaluate our methods of action, we carry out field studies and diagnoses. For example, we carried out 1 forestry and agrarian diagnostic on our project in Indonesia, and 1 awareness-raising diagnostic on our project in Bolivia. On our France Sud-Ouest project, we carried out 50 forestry diagnoses with 50 families of forest owners, as well as 16 complementary diagnoses on assisted natural regeneration, agroforestry, biodiversity and phytosociology.

Finally, we've stepped up our focus on the gender factor in our projects. In Madagascar, the cooperatives we support in their ecological transition are50% women. This is also the case on our project in Bolivia, where we are participating in the economic emancipation of women through the development of beekeeping and meliponiculture.

All this is partly thanks to you, so thank you!

Beekeeping, a means of emancipation for Bolivian women updateBeekeeper involved in the project

Beekeeping, a means of emancipation for Bolivian women

Historically neglected in favor of traditional beekeeping, meliponiculture is today becoming a cash activity that enables populations to diversify their production and meet the increasing local demand. And unlike traditional beekeeping, meliponiculture is one of the main women's activities in Bolivian communities.   

For lack of training and hives, this production did not emerge spontaneously in Coroico and Coripata. So it was quite naturally, and in response to the needs of local populations, that we initiated this activity nearly two years ago on our Bolivia project. In record time, several women joined our meliponiculture training program.  
 
But then, what are the benefits of this activity for Bolivian women?  

- Economic emancipation;
- Bringing women together in the public space;
- The evolution of women's social position within the community.

At Coeur de Forêt, we integrate the issues of women's economic and social emancipation into the projects we run. Because environmental protection must be carried out collectively, by men as much as by women, to fight together against climate and environmental disruption.  

Progress report 2022 Bolivia project

The 2022 annual reports for our projects are out! Trace our progress over the past year in the field, and together, let's take stock of how far we still have to go. To discover the Bolivia project's annual report, click here 👉 https://bit.ly/3JRsaKm.

Reforestation in the Yungas! update

Reforestation in the Yungas!

In the Bolivian Yungas, we are reforesting in 3 municipalities, those of Coripata, Coroico and Caranavi! Last month, we reforested an area north of the Yungas, in Coripata, in collaboration with the "Santiago 7 Iomas" community. We mobilized 85 people to plant 2,000 trees of 11 different species. These include Bucaré (Erythrina crista-galli), Sapwood (Handroanthus impetiginosus) and Mayflowers (Cattleya trianae).

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