Associação de Jovens Guerreiros Guardiões da Floresta, was founded in 2011 in Marechal Thaumaturgo, Brazil, to work on the training and qualification of young leaders and workers in agroforestry systems, combining the diversity of plants, fruit trees and hardwoods, balancing natural resources and protecting nature for future generations.
Historically there was no difficulty in finding food in the region; everything was abundant. But as time went by, species of wood and animals and fish began to disappear. The destruction of the forest, gradually caused by human consumption, led to a food crisis that, they explain, “worries everyone who lives in close contact with nature.”
The association focuses on the regeneration of these degraded areas, with planting and reforestation of species of fruit plants and wood from the region. They also focus on investing in diversified ecological productions, such as beekeeping and the management of wild animals. They have developed ecological planning for the present and future of their municipality and our planet.