Land rights and Food Security in the Gran Chaco Region

Land rights and Food Security in the Gran Chaco Region

CWS, FRB, and Week of Compassion, Presbyterian Hunger Program and UMCOR hosted this informational webinar about the Gran Chaco Region.

The Chaco is the biggest forest reserve on the continent after the Amazon and the largest dry forest in the world. A major eco-system, it is also a region with great cultural diversity, home to 25 different indigenous ethnic groups including communities who for centuries lived as semi-nomadic hunter gatherers before losing most of their land. 

Now in its tenth year the FRB Chaco Program supports efforts by the indigenous peoples to reclaim their ancestral lands and assists them to improve food security and nutrition.

Presenters-

Alex Morse - Growing Project and Latin American Program Coordinator, FRB
Dawn Barnes - Transitional Program Associate, Week of Compassion
Fionuala Cregan - South American Chaco Program Officer, CWS

05/20/2015 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment