Maria Cristina Peñuela

Today more than ever there is an urgent need to think together about producing and diversifying food, materials and other products, generating the least possible environmental damage. The objective is to demonstrate the preponderant role of users of biodiversity, such as farmers and indigenous populations, as well as academia to enhance local knowledge and respond to contemporary problems, such as the effects of climate change, pressure on natural resources, the indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, among others. Currently, strategies with an ecosystem approach are diverse and must be linked, from optimizing pollination to applying biological controllers that help reduce the use of pesticides by improving biodiversity. Join these knowledges, propose to decision makers strategies for the optimal management of natural resources. The symposium on sustainable production will be a space for dialogue to triangulate the needs, perspectives and results of sustainability managers: local experts (farmers and indigenous people), scientists from several disciplines and decision makers. The objective is to articulate ecological, practical and sociocultural aspects for the sustainable management of biodiversity.



Ecosystem services for sustainable development.

Local ecological knowledge for sustainable management.

Applied and useful ecology for generating regulations in sustainable use of non-timber forest products.

Towards a sustainable use system of amazonian lumber.