Conservation of indigenous ancestral knowledge in Chiloe
The National Union of Family Farming (UNAF) was created with the aim of looking after small and medium-sized Chilean producers, remaining faithful to the principles of respect for others and for the land.
Coipomó Indigenous Community is an indigenous organisation that is part of the territory of the archipelago of Chiloé, specifically in the Coipomó sector in the commune of Ancud. The community’s objectives include the rescue and uplifting of the Huilliche / Williche culture, based on the link with the elements that make up their environment and daily life.
In practice, they combine ancestral knowledge and modern technologies for the preservation of biodiversity, as today they promote a reappropriation and multiplication of crops and uses of medicinal herbs typical of the culture that defines them.