El Tiple is an ancestral territory of afrodescendants. This community has been confined by the expansion of the sugarcane monoculture in Valle del Cauca; limiting their ability to access safe, nutritious and culturally relevant foodsThrough participatory research and education, we are helping them transform their farming practices to overcome some of the challenges for growing food crops and medicinal plants in settings of environmental pollution and resources scarcity.

Battling Mercury Contamination

Rural afrodescendant communities in the region of Alto Cauca -Colombia, are struggling with mercury pollution from illegal gold mining. Through participatory research methodologies we are helping them monitor water contamination and reduce human exposure to toxic agents

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