To support the 7000+ Indigenous Peoples – including the highest amount of uncontacted tribes in the world – and protect 8 million hectares of exceptionally biodiverse land of the Vale do Javari reserve by working with local communities across three interconnected pillars:
We want the Vale do Javari to turn into a replicable conservation model across the Amazon basin that successfully integrates nature’s resilience and protection, Indigenous Peoples autonomy and the international community’s engagement.
ASDEC (Asociac o de Desevolvimento Comunit rio do Povo Marubo do Alto Curu) is a local indigenous partner, entity founded in 2003, in the village of
‘Maronal’, in the Vale do Javari. Their objective is to defend and support the common interests of the Marubo community members
of the “Alto Curu” river.
“Farm cia Viva” (“Living Pharmacy”) is an initiative by the Marubo Indigenous community of the Vale do Javari, represented by ASDEC and supported by The Javari Project. Together, we aim to strengthen the cultural practice of “buen vivir” (good living) of the Indigenous Peoples of the Vale do Javari as well as of the community of the city of Atalaia do Norte, the poorest municipality in the State of Amazonas and 3rd in all of Brazil.
This project started as the Marubo community identified the increasing dependence on Western laboratory drugs provided at the local health center. A method introduced by governmental policy that throughout the years has made these resources scarcely available for the Indigenous Peoples. This excessive dependence and lack of access has led to the oblivion of native cultural practices in the use of medicinal plants to prevent and treat diseases.
The first steps to the success of the “Living Pharmacy”
The access to this “Living Pharmacy” will be free of charge to the indigenous community and will follow an organized set of terms and standard rules for its proper functioning as well as ensuring the safety and privacy of all knowledge gathered.
Joining One Song One Earth means participating in the protection of indigenous peoples and their heritage. It also means transmitting its heritage by acting for a sustainable and responsible future by fighting against the degradation of fragile and threatened ecosystems.
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