On the North-East coast, a community of artisan fishermen have made inroads into community-based tourism At first sight, it looks like an isolated, humble village in North-eastern Brazil, like so many others. On the beach, one can see all the still, lined up jangadas (small sailing boats): they belong to the artisan fishermen who go […]
Fair trade and handicrafts, art and social transformation, culture and community-based tourism, childhood and environment. Realted links: http://www.estacion-a.org.py/ – Official website http://www.wfto-la.org/ – WFTO-LA (World Fair Trade Organisation –Latin America) A full article about this initiative is coming soon. Follow us on Facebook and or Twitter email in order to know when it happens.
In Salta, a vineyards region in northern Argentina, peasant communities decided to create a network to start offering home-stay based tourism, respectful of the local culture and ecosystems. The Rural Tourism Network of Salta centralised the commercialisation of the tourist services, guaranteeing a fair redistribution of the income and eliminating the sense of competition between the communities. Moreover, in a participative and inclusive […]
The co-operative El Zapallo Verde is a responsible consumption network in Quito. Four years ago, a small group of consumers began to seek a way to buy hand-made and agricultural products, directly from the organic producers of the surrounding area. Today there are 300 members who, through a website and once per week, buy from the four farmers and eight organic […]
Due to its natural and cultural variety, Ecuador is one of the most visited countries in South America, a mass tourism that does not bring any benefit to the local communities. About 20 years ago, they began to talk about community-based tourism; in particular indigenous tourism, given the huge presence of indigenous peoples all across the country (14 nationalities and 25 […]
The Artisans’ Association Señor de Mayo has been working for more than 20 years, in a collective and self-managed way, with the artisans of El Alto, the biggest slum in La Paz. They export high quality products, which range from textiles made of alpaca to Andean musical instruments. They became one of the biggest and most successful enterprises in Bolivia, creating jobs in fair conditions […]