Thriving Indigenous-led cacao initiative in Peru is a win for both people and forests December 19, 2023 In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the roaring success of the cooperative, Kemito Ene, stands as a shining example of how to uphold Indigenous culture and protect forests through sustainable agroforestry practices. Founded 12 years ago, Kemito … Read more

Spanish Blog: Nurturing Cultural Resilience: The Asháninka Communities and CARE Federation in Peru’s Ene Region August 31, 2023 The CARE Federation is a testament to the strength, resilience and unity of the Asháninka Indigenous People of Peru’s Ene region. In this blog, RFUK explores the Asháninka way of life and how CARE’s support brings about positive … Read more

Putting land-use planning into action: community monitoring with the Ashaninka February 6, 2023 To put their land-use planning work into action, RFUK has supported the training of Asháninka community forest custodians on the use of a real time monitoring system called CIPTA (AIDESEP’s Centre for Information and Territorial Planning) – a tool which has been … Read more

Land use planning with the Ashaninka in the Peruvian Amazon January 26, 2023 Part of our work with the Asháninka communities in the Ene River basin has focused on improving control over their ancestral territories through the development of participatory land use plans.   These plans support their rights to access and use their forests … Read more

Celebrating the Ashaninka: a look into our sustainable livelihoods project September 9, 2022 Last month marked the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022, globally recognising the contributions, achievements and vast knowledge of the indigenous populations of the world. To celebrate, we wanted to share what some of the communities we work with have … Read more

In an area where forests are threatened by illegal logging, large infrastructure projects, and oil exploitation, Kemito Ene tells a story of indigenous entrepreneurship that sustains families and forests. This successful indigenous social business enterprise is a model for sustainable commodity supply chains worldwide. Kemito Ene advocates for the well-being of its producers based on … Read more

RFUK has worked in Peru since 1998, supporting the indigenous peoples of the central Amazon forest region and the Vilcabamba mountain range to defend their lands and their right to lead a life in accordance with their culture and wishes. These mountain and forest regions are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world.