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    6 August 2019
    South America
    Guyana
    • Forestry is big business in Guyana. The sector contributed 2.27 percent to Guyana’s GDP in 2016, with total forest products exports valued at $41.9 million. Approximately 20,000 people, mainly in the rural and hinterland areas, are employed in the sector.
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    BY CHRIS ARSENAULT

    TORONTO, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A potential trade pact between the European Union and Guyana must contain land rights protections for local residents in order to avert the possible displacement of indigenous people, activists said on Tuesday.

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    The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) is a non-governmental Indigenous Peoples organisation in Guyana. It is primarily an advocacy organisation that seeks to promote and defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana. 

    Membership of the APA is made up of Units throughout the country, currently amounting to close to eighty such units. The Association is led by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, thirteen regional representatives, a women’s representative and a youth representative. 

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    What we do

    We are reminded on a daily basis that the natural environment in which we live is vitally important for our well-being, whether it is in the form of climate change, global warming, declining fertility or dwindling natural resources.

    Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence.

    Vision Statement

    By 2010, the GLSC will become a self-sustaining organization through a team of professional and motivated staff, use appropriate technology to deliver quality services to its clients, provide decision support for effective land management, policy and planning, and ensure access to land to land by all, thus contributing to poverty alleviation and National Development.

    El Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) es el organismo especializado en agricultura del Sistema Interamericano que apoya los esfuerzos de los Estados Miembros para lograr el desarrollo agrícola y el bienestar rural.

    Misión

    Estimular, promover y apoyar los esfuerzos de los Estados Miembros para lograr su desarrollo agrícola y el bienestar rural por medio de la cooperación técnica internacional de excelencia.

    El Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS) es una iniciativa de la sociedad civil que nació en el año 2009 para promover enlaces, sinergias y acciones de desarrollo rural de base campesina indígena en la región sudamericana.

    El IPDRS ejecuta proyectos, realiza consultorías y evaluaciones y gestiona servicios de fortalecimiento de capacidades de desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de las líneas de: INVESTIGACIÓN-ACCIÓN, COMUNICACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO e INTERAPRENDIZAJE.

    El Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA) es un organismo regional intergubernamental,  creado el 17 de octubre de 1975 mediante el Convenio  de Panamá. Constitutivo del Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA)*, con sede en Caracas, Venezuela.

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