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Recovering the habitat, biodiversity, & culture of native ‚Äėstingless‚Äô bees

In 2021 and 2022 researcher *Yorlis Luna made field visits throughout Nicaragua and the rest of Central America getting to know more about ‚Äėmeliponiculture‚Äô (keeping of native ‚Äėstingless‚Äô bees). This was part of a participatory research programme in collaboration with the Nicaraguan Technology Institute (INTA)‚Äôs National Strategy for Beekeeping and...

Weaving and selling the petate the co-operative way  

The art of weaving using different plants is a fundamental part of Latin American history. In Totogalpa, an Indigenous Chorotega municipality of Madriz, two co-operatives  of young people and two adult cooperatives are involved in complementary ways in weaving and selling petate (woven mats and wall hangings). Winnie Narváez Herrera and her...

Another way is possible: the example of Nicaragua

Solidarity event organised by NSC and NSCAG Saturday 29 October, 2.30 ‚Äď 4.30pm, in person only, Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London ¬†N1 9PW Speakers: Francisco Dominguez, NSCAG Executive Committee Marlen Sanchez, Director of the Latin America Institute for Agroecology in Nicaragua, member of the international relations secretariat of the Rural Workers Association (ATC)...

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