Martin Huaypuna

Indigenous Forestry Association of Madre de Dios, Peru (AFIMAD)

Martin Huaypuna is the President of the Indigenous Forest Association in Madre de Dios (AFIMAD) based in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. With Martin’s leadership, AFIMAD represents seven indigenous communities from the lower Madre de Dios River area who are dedicated to sustainable Brazil nut production. Through his work, Martin supports many of the region’s indigenous communities in matters related to land titles and economic activities. One of Martin’s principal areas of interest is the harvesting and trade of Brazil nuts from community land.