IN GUAINÍA, WE BET ON THE CULINARY TRADITIONS OF OUR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
A SENNOVA project seeks to create a Technical Guide of Typical Marketable Foods of some indigenous communities in the region to promote tourism in the territory.
Gilber Rodríguez Muñoz Journalist SENA Guainía
A project with an investment of almost 80 million pesos seeks to impact the indigenous communities of Puinave, Piapoco, and Curripaco ethnic groups of Sabanitas, La Ceiba, and El Coco, located close to the urban area of the municipality of Inírida. Their inhabitants have bet on tourism activities in their territories, with SENA as their main ally through complementary training programs such as Community Tourism and Definition of Strategies for the Development of Local Tourism dictated with SENA Emprender Rural.
Erik Fabián Varón Henao, SENA Guainía Cooking instructor, and project leader commented: “The most difficult part of the project has been to establish a dialogue with the indigenous peoples since there are foods they no longer consume due to religious beliefs. In addition to the undervaluation of their culinary traditions, which means that documenting this knowledge is not very important for them”.
"With the Technical Guide of the Typical Marketable Foods of some indigenous communities, the aim is to promote tourism in the region."
The Guide will have nutritional information on more than 50 products, including Amazonian fruit such as moriche, manaca or asaí, camu camu, and the great variety of fish in the Department. The project aims to establish distribution channels to incorporate local products into the diet of the inhabitants of Guainía, which highlights the ancestral traditions of the original peoples of the territory and promotes their commercialization.
IN GUAINÍA WE BET ON THE CULINARY TRADITIONS OF OUR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Carlos Mario Estrada Molina: SENA General Director.
Pilar Navarrete Rivera: SENA Head Office Communications.
Editorial Committee: Guillermo Martin, Karen Camacho y Fernando García.
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