CESVI Foundation, and Giuseppe and Pericle Lavazza Foundation in TERRA MADRE with THE FOREST GUARDIANS

on 24/09/2022

terra madre

New appointment with reforestation and with the commitment to the preservation of the world’s lungs.

CESVI, with the continuous support and commitment of the Giuseppe and Pericle Lavazza Foundation, has been involved for years in the reforestation of the Peruvian Amazon in collaboration with the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment and local indigenous communities with the FOREST GUARDIANS project.

Saturday 24 September at 3.30 pm at the Parco Dora in Turin, on the occasion of Terra Madre, the annual appointment of the Slow Food Salone del Gusto that contains and presents local flavors, culinary specialties, as well as original seeds and agricultural techniques from all over the world, space will be given to the commitment of this partnership in a meeting with Veronica Rossi Senior Sustainability Manager of the Lavazza Group, Roberto Vignola – Deputy General Manager of CESVI, Davide Bellini, Head of Mission CESVI Peru. Cristina Parodi, ambassador of CESVI, who has always been sensitive to the issue of safeguarding the Amazon, who visited the project together with the NGO, will moderate and give her testimony. It will be an opportunity to discuss the importance of biodiversity in coffee cultivation, particularly threatened by the impact of climate change, and to explore the different uses related to the Amazonian nut, particularly in demand in the Asian market and “protagonist” of the project.

THE FOREST GUARDIANS is a project located in the Madre de Dios region, in the heart of the Amazon forest, and aims to promote the conservation of the existing forest heritage, through direct supervision by the indigenous communities, through the planting of new plants in degraded areas, thus becoming the “guardians of the forest”.
Particular attention is given to the planting of Amazonian walnut trees, as it is capable of growing up to 50 meters in height, living up to 700 years, and storing about 64,000 kg of CO2 over the course of their life. The project also promotes the collection, processing, and marketing of local natural products such as the Amazon walnut and the planting of fruit trees, which for indigenous communities can represent both a source of self-consumption and an opportunity for economic income.

On these stimulating themes, in May 2022, the Lavazza Foundation also presented the docu-film “Amazonia – The Final Season”, available on Amazon Prime Video, a story of how water is able to continuously change shape for the love of the Forest. A poem made up of images, music, and words, with which the artist Ben Harper takes us on an intimate journey into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. The docu-film also shows the intervention of CESVI; it is in fact divided into three chapters, which represent and stage the many forms that water assumes during its natural cycle, becoming first a river, then clouds, and, finally, rain.
The presentation to TERRA MADRE of THE GUARDIANS OF THE FOREST will end with the trailer of the docufilm.