Xingu Seed Network
OrganizationInstituto Socioambiental (ISA)
ProjectXingu Seed Network
Countries or Areas
Summary of Activity
The Xingu people implemented the muvuca farming technique. Through the Xingu Seed Network, local farmers, Indigenous peoples and community members helped gather seeds for each muvuca, which is typically composed of 90 kg (198 lbs) of seeds yielding up to 120 different species of plants per hectare of forest.
The group has already helped plant enough seeds to yield more than 1.8 million trees and has seen a range of positive impacts on the region, from improved water quality to increased agricultural production.