Real barriers to social progress in the communities of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador

For a long time we’ve understood development as modernisation and this is a real barrier to the sustainable development of communities in areas like the Amazon rainforest.  For a long time these communities in the Amazon basin have perceived poverty as lack of commodities, modernities and cash and have chased a way out turning to quick fixes that threaten their…

Palm Oil Threat in the Amazon Rainforest

"The rise in mono crops is posing a threat to biodiversity and to their own national food security" The agricultural production in Ecuador has shifted towards an export-focused one: meaning there is a significant decrease in the amount of farm land destined for domestic consumption. Due to this, the variety and availability of local foods has been decreasing since the 1970’s,…

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