Proyects: MACS
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The MACS project aims to guide the sustainable harvest of the world’s most luxurious natural fibres – the natural fleece of the two wild species of South American camelid, the vicuña and the guanaco.
   

 

The team of scientists has been brought together by the EU INCO-DEV programme to develop practical guidelines and policy recommendations to help local people in the Andes of Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia, to set up production systems for this luxury textile fibre. There is a unique opportunity now to ensure that future production systems are both economically and ecologically sustainable and will reach the highest standards of animal welfare, while ensuring the best possible economic returns for camelid managers. The MACS project addresses 5 main areas: Utilisation systems Economics and socio-cultural impacts Environmental impacts Biodiversity conservation Networking and dissemination.

For more information, see: http://www.macs.puc.cl

 

 
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