More than fifty Yawalapiti women and men participated in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) meetings intended to discuss the next steps of AFV’s ecological restoration pilot project.
The meetings, chaired by Cacique Tapi Yawalapiti, took place from March 18 to 20, 2022, in the Yawalapiti village located in the center of the Xingu Indigenous Territory (TIX). Several AFV team members coordinated the meeting.
After reviewing finances and planned activities, participants gave their consent to the next steps of the SAF Xingu 19 project and the construction of two micro-nurseries. They also discussed different aspects of the project such as the preparation of the soil for planting, equipment needs, the definition of each participant’s role in the project and the importance of providing technical training to the community.
The project is financed by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Léa Nature Foundation.