The research aims to increase the productive base of communities in the high mountain and steppe ecosystems in Latin America by production of high quality textile fibre from the wild South American came lids - the vicuna and the guanaco. Results are guidelines for best practice for sustainable economic utilisation of wild South American came lids in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Information will be disseminated to producers, the European textile industry, rural communities, and regional policy makers through publication and by establishing network of researchers and experts. The project involves primary research on economics, ecology, animal welfare, management of genetic diversity, and reproduction, and applied research to develop guidelines for best practice, policy recommendations, scientific networking, and environmental education.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3 Ate Vitarte - Lima