Seeding equality in the Chimbo River basin

7 February 2020

Project beneficiary Lourdes Tenorio works at one of the nurseries established under the ITTO project to support forest restoration in the Chimbo River basin, Ecuador. Photo: InWay

In a new video produced as part of an ITTO project in the Chimbo River basin, Ecuador, local women speak about their involvement in the project and how it is empowering them to improve their lives while helping restore the degraded river basin.

The project, Sustainable forest management in the Chimbo River basin in Ecuador [PD751/14 Rev.3 (M)], executed by the SENDAS Foundation and financed by ITTO, has enabled local women to establish two forest nurseries, and it has developed a production, marketing, training and awareness-raising plan to help reforest the basin. The project is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 5 (“gender equality”) and SDG 15 (“life on land”).

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