Implementation of sustainable agroforestry cultivation in 5 indigenous communities of the S. Andrés-Beni municipality



These communities live in a situation of poverty that can be improved by implementing the agroforestry resources that they can count on, plus the planting of timber and perennial fruit plants to recover fallow and degraded areas in these communities.


Communities of Buen Jesús, Bella Selva, Estrella de Belén, Nueva Betania and Abacuya of the Municipality of San Andrés in the Department of Beni (Bolivian Amazon)

Local Partner

Cáritas Beni Social Ministry (located in Trinidad, capital of the Beni Department.)


General Objective: To reforest 100 hectares of land from the 5 communities participating in the project with timber plants and perennial fruit trees that allow recovery of fallows and degraded areas of these communities and that generate work and improve monetary income in the participating families in the medium term

Specific Objective: Strengthen the organization and participation of the 5 communities for the sustainable management of crops with the involvement in the project activities of the “indigenous councils”.

Leading population

(98 indigenous peasant families).

Project duration



TAU, Ay. Zarautz and Bergara


  • Technically train families through 6 workshops in two areas: 1) Management and sustainable use of forest and fruit crops (5 workshops); 2) Environmental awareness and ecological responsibility applied to their communities (1 workshop).

    Prepare 100 hectares of deforested land in which 11,000 seedlings of perennial fruit species will be planted (8,000 cocoa and 3,000 tamarind) and 5,000 seedlings of forest species (2,500 from Mara and 2,500 from Tajibo). These forest species are highly valued for their high quality wood, and are currently in danger of extinction due to the intense activity of logging companies.