ExpoAmazonica 2019: Indigenous entrepreneurships promise to boost the sustainable development of the Amazon under a productive, commercial and tourist approach
None of these would be possible without the Amazon, source of life and resources for Peruvians and the entire world. Our forests give us the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. However, unsustainable human activities such as deforestation, expansive agriculture, mining and illegal hunting are generating increasing pressure on the Amazon, affecting the biodiversity of ecosystems and the territories of indigenous people, who play a key role on forest conservation.
“The ninth edition of the ExpoAmazónica, will allow indigenous producers, with experiences as successful as those of the MDE Saweto Peru initiative led by the indigenous movement itself, to expose and spread the commercialization of their products originating in Loreto, Ucayali and Junin, and in this way they contribute to their communal economy”, mentioned Cinthia Mongylardi, director of Forests at WWF Peru.
This fair aims to become an opportunity to promote awareness, encourage best practices and promote the responsible and sustainable use of forest and wildlife heritage.
ExpoAmazónica is an Amazonian business platform created in 2010. To date, it has generated business for about s/. 360 million and has received more than 500 thousand visitors and more than 450 international buyers. In 2019, it expects the assistance of more than 50 thousand guests, more than 400 stands and more than 60 buyers.