LA ECONOMÍA AMAZONICA: UNA RACIONALIDAD DISTINTA

(Artículo basado en el informe de Daniel Mathews sobre Nuevo Saposoa) La economía de subsistencia de las comunidades amazónicas supone una cierta lógica ajena al capitalismo. Como indica Roland Bergman: “Muchas personas obtienen todo o casi todo para su vida de un sistema de subsistencia (…). Estos sobreviven desde siglos pasados cuando toda la humanidad dependía de formas simples y locales para su existencia. Pero el número de personas que todavía viven de esa manera indica una tenacidad no sólo de la gente sino de las formas en sí” (1990). Efectivamente, las lógicas del “desarrollo”, que predominan en el mundo … Continue reading LA ECONOMÍA AMAZONICA: UNA RACIONALIDAD DISTINTA

Work in Ecosocial Justice to promote the indigenous economy and indigenous rights

Over the past three months, Alianza Arkana’s ecosocial justice programme has been active across a wide array of areas. First, we conducted research on the Amazonian Economy in the native community of Nuevo Saposoa within our broader aim of encouraging … Continue reading Work in Ecosocial Justice to promote the indigenous economy and indigenous rights

Deforestation, Palm Oil and Indigenous Rights

This blog entry was written by Sarah Sax, who has recently completed her Masters in Environmental Science at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University. Sarah worked with Alianza Arkana as part of her research for her Masters degree in July and August 2016. Introduction In April 2015, a conservation organization, Mapping the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), posted the following image as their map of the week. The title reads “Image #4: Large-Scale Oil Palm Causes Deforestation of Primary Forest in the Peruvian Amazon”. Figure 1: MAAP image #4 showing deforestation due to Plantaciones de Pucallpa SAC and … Continue reading Deforestation, Palm Oil and Indigenous Rights

Whose Development? Indigenous Peoples and Megaprojects in the Peruvian Amazon

El Dorado, “an inexhaustible treasure trove”, “the last, as yet unfinished page of Genesis”; for centuries, the Amazon has been the site of utopias, real and imagined. These have often been home-grown, as with so many indigenous millenarian movements: from … Continue reading Whose Development? Indigenous Peoples and Megaprojects in the Peruvian Amazon