Seed House is inaugurated in the Xingu Indigenous Park

Seed House is inaugurated in the Xingu Indigenous Park

4/9/2013

The structure in the village yudjá Tuba, will contribute to the Organization of work of the indigenous and the quality of the seeds delivered to the network of Xingu seeds

Seed House in Tuba village in the Xingu Indigenous Park

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The work of collecting seeds won another ally in the Xingu Indigenous Park (PIX), Mato Grosso (MT): a House of their own. Built in the village of Tuba, Yudjá (Juruna), the structure will give more autonomy to the indigenous Xingu Bass catchers and contribute to the quality of the seeds offered by xinguanos to seed Network of Xingu.

Is the first House of PIX and seeds and the seeds collected in the village Tuba, the site will also receive other collections two villages: Paksamba and Pequizal yudjá.

“This House was a demand of them to improve the Organization of work. Will be a warehouse where the Yudjá can save correctly the seeds before taking them to the House of São José do Xingu, “explains José Nicola Costa, a biologist and responsible for the seed Network of Xingu.

The work will be coordinated by the Association Yarikayu, mentor of the proposal to improve the forest seed storage infrastructure in the Park. The Association will be responsible for receiving them and store them until joining the optimum amount to transport them to the seeds located outside the PIX, ensuring the quality and the identity of the seed sold by the network.

Before the construction of the House, the Indians guarded the species collected at home, in conditions that could impair their quality. “Even without air conditioning or dehumidifier, which contribute to the quality of storage, the home of the Tuba offers best conditions for indigenous peoples, as when they were stored in their homes, the seeds could be contaminated by insects and boring. Now, in an appropriate place, the risk is less, especially with the use of cardboard barrels to save them. In addition, as the seeds they collect last longer, do not require temperatures as low to maintain their quality “, explains Costa.

Germination tests, experiments of breaking seed dormancy, the quality control of delivered, and the separation of that will be used in the restoration of degraded areas planting will take place in the House of São José do Xingu (MT).

The Yudjá were one of the first people of the PIX to market forest seeds for reforestation initiatives the headwaters of the Xingu River (MT), carried out within the framework of the Y Ikatu Xingu campaign. The Ikpeng, Kawaiwete and also the seeds deliver Waurá network. In addition to the Kisêdjê, Panará, Xavante and Karajá out of the Park. Until today, the Xingu peoples already delivered more than four tons of seeds, generating more than $ 100,000 of income for indigenous peoples.

The seeds were built by ISA through partnerships with home and the Rainforest Foundation of Norway (RFN).

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