Supporting Traditional Agricultural Practices Among Guarani Women
A project with new BGR partner Centro de Trabalho Indigenista (CTI), this initiative supports women from the indigenous Guarani Mbya community in promoting and applying traditional agricultural practices in five villages of the Tenondé Porã Indigenous Land, in São Paulo. In expanding the use of these ecologically sustainable traditional methods, the project aims to increase community food security, to strengthen cultural connections, and to empower women. In community meetings and in new communal planting areas in each of the five villages, Guarani women will share and receive information related to traditional agricultural practices and the use of traditional crops and native species for food, medicinal, and ritual use. The project will further promote spaces for shared knowledge by connecting farmers with Guarani elders. Additional trainings on topics including agroecological techniques and food production with traditional Guarani sweet potato varieties will be held. Parents will be supported in passing on their knowledge to their children, strengthening intergenerational learning. The project will benefit 400 women and their families, including 200 children. New partner, new project.