Medicinal plants from Caquetá for peace and reconciliation
Rue is an evergreen, scented shrub. “It strengthens the womb”, says Carol Yiceth, one of the participants in the first workshop of the best practice project: “Medicinal plants and territorial peace”, which is a participatory action research initiative supported by CAPAZ and Colombia Connect.
The video presented here was produced by another of the workshop participants, Yessica García. It explains how to support community projects for territorial peacebuilding through medicinal plants in rural communities in Caquetá, Colombia.
Watch the Medicinal plants workshop video on the CAPAZ YouTube channel (in Spanish)
The first workshop was held on July 3, 2021, with the Asociación de Mujeres Productoras de Esencias de Paz (ASMUPROPAZ) made up of people being people being reincorporated and communities that have been victims of the armed conflict in La Montañita. ASMUPROPAZ is an example of reconciliation and peacebuilding through sustainable economic alternatives that strengthen regional peasant and indigenous ancestral knowledge.
To find out more, write to: Vanesa Giraldo – email@example.com
(NW: Vanesa Giraldo, Claudia Maya. English: Tiziana Laudato)