Welcome to the Mesoamerican Institute of Permaculture (IMAP)!

We are a not-for-profit community organization focused on the development of self-sufficient communities through the responsible management of natural resources using a combination of permaculture techniques and ancestral and traditional knowledge. We…

Growth and learning in 2014

2014 can be about growth. It can be about learning. It can be about all that and more, if you have the drive and the right conditions to make it happen. Here at IMAP, we’re happy to start the year with fresh eyes, dirty fingernails and new…

Fair Trade and Food Sovereignty

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Today, talk about fair trade involves integrating the perspective of food sovereignty. Both concepts are closely linked and the first is not possible without assuming the premises of the second. When we refer to fair trade, we consider a series…

Organizations Push for Global Ban on Genetically Modified Trees

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Five organizations released a letter in early October 2012 to the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity demanding a global ban on genetically modified (GM) trees. World Rainforest Movement, Global Justice Ecology…

Seeds of Freedom

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Seeds of Freedom tells the story of the seed, beginning with its role at the heart of diverse traditional agricultural systems. It then goes on to tell of the seed's appropriation by large companies who are exploiting it as a powerful primary…