Explore the agroforestry potential of native trees and help with Tree planting in Puerto Maldonado, Peru

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  • Description

    Description

    Reforest the Amazon on a farm while researching the agroforestry potential of native trees. This is a 4 ha natural reserve, botanic garden and research farm which specialises in the development of sustainable agricultural production in the Amazon. We envisage an Amazon where landscapes and farmers support one another to increase the provision of ecosystem services. Our mission is to promote the the development and dissemination of sustainable agriculture in the Amazon. We are currently developing agroforestry systems to increase the sustainability of cattle production in the Amazon. We work with lots of students from the local university.

    Our 4 key aims, 2016 - 2020 strategy:
    -Develop a community of people and extension agents interested in solution based approaches to conservation.
    -Provide a base for research into sustainable agriculture and the plant natural capital of the Amazon.
    -Showcase models of sustainable intensification of livestock production.
    -Host a seedling nursery and arboretum of economic botany.

    More info?

    Volunteers needed now, tree planting, weeding, and lots of scientific monitoring. We will teach you all the monitoring if you come in a monitoring period. We take advantage of the early hours because of the sun, so we get up early 05:00, come back for breakfast, head out again, come back for lunch (about 11-12), rest a few hours, and head out in the afternoon. WE WORK REALLY HARD unless it's raining or really sunny, but I do not know what to tell you about your recommended hours, other skills such as cooks, website designers, marketing gurus, agroanythings, biologists, accountants etc. have all helped in many ways, so please let me know if you feel you have a a particular skill to contribute. Volunteers will need long sleeves and hats, sunblock and insect repellent if you are bothered by mosquitoes.

    We can offer you a beautiful, equipped kitchen with a view over the farm, shared with other farm staff. I buy lentils and rice, if you guys want anything else bring it along! If you do not know how to cook, we will teach you, and you will find it very satisfying. I can take you to town once a week to buy food at the local market (early on a Saturday).

    I have a dedicated volunteer house with 3 showers and a toilet. Volunteers are welcome, expected to contribute around 5 hours per day work, five or six days a week. Please note past December the volunteer house will become a cattle pen, therefore I can offer half of the kitchen or for long term workawayers, my house.

    Preference given to those who can stay for a while.

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    Reforesta el Amazon en una finca mientras investigando el potencial agroforestal de los árboles nativos. Se trata de una reserva natural de 4 hectáreas, un jardín botánico y una granja de investigación que se especializa en el desarrollo de la producción agrícola sostenible en el Amazon. Nuestro vision sera un Amazon donde la naturaleza y los agricultores se apoyan mutuamente para aumentar la provisión de servicios ecosistémicos. Nuestra misión es promover el desarrollo y la difusión de la agricultura sostenible en la Amazonía. Actualmente estamos desarrollando sistemas agroforestales para aumentar la sostenibilidad de la producción ganadera en el Amazonas. Trabajamos con muchos estudiantes de la universidades locales.

    Nuestros 4 objetivos clave, estrategia 2016-2020:
    -Desarrollar una comunidad de personas y agentes de extensión interesados ​​en enfoques basados ​​en soluciones para la conservación.
    -Proporcionar una base para la investigación en la agricultura sostenible y el capital natural de la planta de la Amazonia.
    -Modular modelos de intensificación sostenible de la producción ganadera.
    -Host un vivero de plántas y arboreto de botánica económica.

    ¿Más información?

    Necesitamos gente ahora para ayudat con la plantación de árboles, la eliminación de malezas, y un montón de monitoreo científico. Le enseñaremos todo el monitoreo. Aprovechamos las primeras horas por el sol, así que nos levantamos temprano (5: 30/6:00 en el campo, volvemos para el desayuno, nos dirigimos hacia fuera otra vez, volvemos para el almuerzo (sobre 11:00-12:00), descansamos algunos horas, y volvemos a trabajar en la tarde (15:00/16:00-17:00-18:00). Voluntarios necesitarán las mangas largas y sombreros, protecion solar, y repelente de insecto si usted es molestado por los mosquitos.

    Podemos ofrecerle una hermosa cocina equipada con vistas a la finca, compartida con el resto del personal de la finca. Yo compro lentejas y arroz, si ustedes quieren algo más traerlo! Si no sabes cómo cocinar, te enseñaremos, y lo encontrarás muy satisfactorio.

    Tengo una casa voluntaria dedicada con 3 duchas y un bano. Los voluntarios son bienvenidos, se espera que contribuyan alrededor de 5 horas por día de trabajo, cinco o seis días a la semana. ¡Ven y ayúdanos!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here there is the opportunity to learn from other volunteers, and also the small community of the cachuela, on the outskirts. There are great walks, birdwatching opportunities, participate in a cutting edge scientific project!

  • Help

    Help

    Need help tree planting and gardening. We have a large vivero with a number of native species. I am reforesting a 4 ha degraded cattle pasture to explore the agroforestry potential of native trees

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    More info?

    We can offer the volunteer house which has roof, beds, mosquito nets, mattress, sheets, access to running water, it's pretty rustic, first year of operation, we have staff from the jungle, all excellent people, great opportunity to learn about the culture of Peru and the Amazon rainforest! We do now have internet, there is very limited phone signal.

    Podemos ofrecer la casa de voluntarios que tiene techo, camas, mosquiteros, colchones, sábanas, acceso a agua corriente, es rústico, primer año de operación. Tenemos personal de la selva, toda la gente excelente, gran oportunidad de aprender sobre el Cultura del Perú y la selva amazónica! Ahora tenemos Internet, hay señal telefónica muy limitada.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to the city of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon with many opportunities to get into the jungle and see the local culture and learn about the amazing amazon rainforest

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    (max 25 hours/week) I guess it's up to your conscience, but we expect a lot from ourselves and others.

















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