Bosque Humedo Biodiverso

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2010 SEED Award Winner Biodiversity MedellĂ­n, Colombia

Bosque Humedo Biodiverso is a community-based business development initiative for the sustainable use of products of collective forests of Afro-Colombian communities in the middle basin of the Atrato River.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Bosque Humedo Biodiverso reduces deforestation and increases community income by creating alternative income sources based on non-timber products.
  • Developing three sources of alternative income and sustainable management of forests in 15 Afro-Colombian communities of the Half Atrato.


  • Conducting economic valuation and cultural re-significance of 500 hectares of collective forests. 
  • Promoting of the sustainable use of the collective territories.


  • Generation of income (COP $ 35,000 per day per collector). 
  • Creating a new sector of the regional economy based on the non-timber forest products and complementary activities such as transportation and financial services (microcredit).


This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

ESPAVÉ Foundation: NGO that manages the specialised process in the development of community initiatives for the use of biodiversity.

COCOMACIA: Community Council of Afro-Colombians and owner of the collective title about regional forests.

Ecoflora SAS: leading B2B and pioneering in the development of technological solutions, bio-inputs and services derived from biodiversity.

Forest Products Naidi SAS: Produces and commercialises the pulp of murrapo or acai and palm hearts.

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