More than a year ago, we published an article on the conclusion of the SAF project, taking stock of the 4 weeks of training that had taken place between December 2021 and April 2022 in the Concession’s neighbouring communities. A large number of aguaje, caoba, camu camu and sugar cane plants were distributed to participants, enabling them to reproduce agroforestry systems on their own plots of land.
All that was missing were the 600 citric plants, which had not yet been distributed and were waiting under the care of Mr Marcial, a resident of the Mahuizo community. He is the only person in the community with an orange tree, which is around 15 years old and very productive.
So all the conditions were right for organising a grafting workshop!
From the Mahuizo communal premises, Milenka, the CCYM project coordinator and environmental engineer, gave a course on grafting, its usefulness and the best practices to adopt for success: which type of tree, which period, waxing or waning moon… Milenka will distribute a document summarising these tips and tricks during her next visit to the communities!