The Chakra Project


The Chakra Project

Funded by The French Development Agency

General Objective:

To strengthen the development of bioeconomic value chains of the chakra/aja in the Ecuadorian Amazon, ensuring a socioeconomic improvement of the indigenous peoples as well as the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against climate change in the beneficiary lands of the project.



The conception of The Chakra Project occurs to generate capabilities that transform Amazonian agrobiodiversity into value-added industrial alternatives in the communities of Pastaza, Napo, and Morona Santiago.

The Chakra Project is divided into four main axes:

  • Ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
  • Preservation of biodiversity, governance, and institutional strengthening.
  • Strengthening chakra production and diversity by promoting innovative initiatives and product sales.
  • Developing methodologies for the establishment and strengthening of bioeconomy value chains.

To guarantee sustainability, we work to strengthen the social and organizational fabric. In addition, through a Field School led by the Ikiam Amazon Regional University, we work on training and motivation processes.


The products we support are based on: vanilla, morete, cinnamon, banana, cassava and white cocoa.



  • GADMIPA de Arajuno
  • GAD provincial de Pastaza
  • Ikiam University
  • Wiñak Association
  • Kallari Association
  • Craft soap Association MUSAP
  • Essential oils Association KUNKUIN

Grupo Meta

30 communities (Kichwa, Shuar, Achuar, Sapara, Waorani)