12 July 2022 Suriname

Tropenbos Suriname supports the development of 'Agricultural entrepreneurship' among Saamaka young people

Eight Saamaka natives participated in an agro-business training from 31 May to 15 June 2022 to independently develop a business case.

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10 March 2022 Suriname

Sales & Marketing training for residents from the Upper Suriname river area

From March 3rd until March 10th 2022, 18 Saamaka Maroons from the Upper Suriname resort, Sipaliwini district, were trained in Sales & Marketing.

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10 May 2021 

More equitable community forestry in Suriname

In Suriname, income from logging within community forests goes mostly to companies and village leaders, rather than to community members. This was one of the conclusions of a study conducted by Tropenbos Suriname in 2020. It prompted 14 indigenous communities to request training in benefit sharing.

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29 January 2021 Suriname

Storytelling: the village of Pikin Slee building towards a sustainable future in Agroforestry

Taking part in the storytelling training in June 2020 run by RNTC Media Training Centre as part of the GLA programme, inspired us to share research-based information from Tropenbos Suriname projects. This enables us to connect with our audience on a more personal level. We decided on sharing the story of agricultural development in Pikin Slee village, in the Upper Suriname River area, to demonstrate the benefits of agriculture to other villages in the region and promote the involvement of youth. This story also motivates the other villages of the potential benefits for their communities if they adapt new farming techniques.

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30 October 2020 Suriname

Saamaka voices in Land use decisions

This document has been released in book form and is part of a thesis by Dr. Ramirez Gomez: 'Local voices in land use decisions'

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22 September 2020 Suriname

The future of community forests in Suriname - In conversation with Rudi van Kanten

With a forest cover of 93%, Suriname is the most forested country on the globe. Its forests are home to five Indigenous Peoples, who have been living there since long before the country became occupied by Europeans.

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