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Composting in Traditional Generating Communities

by Mario Alberto Santos, via Federal University of Western Bahia (UFOB)

This leaflet is a didactic guide to assist in the installation of a composting model made within the Pedagogical Workshop for treatment of organic solid waste and production of agricultural inputs. This workshop is part of the Project activities. Productive Backyards, Agroecology and Food Safety in the Guará River Valley, São Desidério-BA, which aims to present and disseminate social technologies and sustainable practices for agroecological food production, recovery, soil conservation and treatment of solid organic waste in traditional Geraizeiras communities in western Bahia. Funding for the project is from CEPF Cerrado (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund), an international fund administered in Brazil by the IEB (International Institute of Education of Brazil), located in Brasília-DF. The technical responsibility lies with the Research and Extension Group: Geographic Education, Dialogue of Knowledge and Cerrado, from the Federal University of Western Bahia (UFOB), and has a partnership with the Bahia Polytechnic School Foundation (FEP-BA), responsible for financial management.

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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Riacho dos Machados Rural Workers Union launches reference term for contracting services in project supported by CEPF Cerrado

Foto: Aryanne Amaral / Acervo IEB

The project “Cuidando do Cerrado e Promover a Vida”, que é executado pelo Sindicato dos Trabalhadores Rurais de Riacho dos Machados and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa capacitar 70 famílias de agricultores(as) geraizeiros(as) das comunidades distribuídas no território de Riacho dos Machados (MG), que compõem a área prevista para a criação da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Suestetável Tamanduá e Poções.

O projeto lança o edital para contratação de empresa de consultoria especializada em gestão de recursos, boas práticas produtivas, inovação produtiva na agricultura familiar e processos de conservação de água, solo e produção de alimentos para execução de atividades ligadas ao projeto, de acordo com o termo de referência. Interessados devem enviar suas propostas até às 23h59 horas do dia 30 de agosto de 2019. Para mais detalhes sobre o processo seletivo, acesse o termo de referência.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Projects in focus: Agroforestry providing ecosystem services

Entre os dias 1 e 2 dezembro de 2018, a Associação Rede Rio São Bartolomeu de Mútua Cooperação – Rede Bartô promoveu um curso de implantação de sistemas agroflorestais em parceria com o especialista Felipe Caltabiano, através do projeto Agrofloresta prestadora de serviços ecossistêmicos, que conta com apoio do Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). O curso envolveu representantes da Rede Bartô e os beneficiários diretos do projeto, que são os produtores rurais do Assentamento Oziel Alves, localizado em Planaltina (DF).

The project Agroforestry providing ecosystem services, que é executado pela própria Bartô Network, visa beneficiar comunidades de agricultores familiares que se encontram no Cerrado, no RIDE Brasília e fazem parte de uma área chave para a biodiversidade. Um dos componentes principais deste projeto é contribuir com a segurança alimentar e melhoria de renda das famílias mediante a produção orgânica de alimentos nas agroflorestas, promovendo paisagens produtivas sustentáveis, que servirão de modelo e exemplo para todos os comunitários replicarem.

No decorrer do Curso de Implantação de Sistemas Agroflorestais foi realizado o plantio de uma área de 500 m², com foco na produção de hortaliças de ciclos, raízes e frutas. Além das espécies de produção, também foram semeadas espécies arbóreas a partir de sementes e espécies nativas do Cerrado. Além destas atividades, os participantes tiveram a oportunidade de aprofundar seus conhecimentos em consórcios de hortaliças, utilização de diferentes tipos de material orgânico para cobertura de solo, aplicação dos sistemas agroflorestais para diferentes sistemas de produção, etc. De acordo com a equipe da Rede Bartô, “os produtores puderam compartilhar sua experiência com sistemas agroflorestais e relataram a grande melhoria em suas propriedades, desde que começaram a trabalhar dentro desta lógica de produção. A grande maioria já se encontra bem apropriada dos princípios básicos dos SAF’s e estão entusiasmados com as perspectivas e potencialidades destes modelos de produção”.

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Plantio de hortaliças dentro do Sistema Agroflorestal.
Equipe da Rede Bartô e agricultores.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Projects in focus: Sustainable Production Practices

© COPABASE
© COPABASE

 

The project & #8220; Sustainable Production Practices as Promoters of Biodiversity Conservation in the Urucuian Wilderness & #8221;  promotes and strengthens the productive chains associated with the sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration through the diversification of agro-extractive production with sustainable management through the collective structuring of families within the region. Sustainable Family Farming Cooperative Based on Solidarity Economy - COPABASE, which is located in the Urucuia River basin region, one of the main tributaries of São Francisco.

In September, the COPABASE team began the construction of its nursery, where approximately 5,000,000 seedlings will be produced, among exotic species such as acerola, guava, tamarind, passion fruit, and the economically valuable native ones, such as baru, ipê, cagaita and jatoba. . The seedlings produced will be donated to the cooperative members to carry out the restoration of degraded areas and the implementation of family agro-extractive systems.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

 

Food Forests in the Cerrado and International Family Farming Day | July 25th |

 

 

On July 25, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates the International Day of Family Farming worldwide. In celebration of this day, we will present the project Food Forests in the Cerrado executed by Agricultural Cooperative of Family Producers of Niquelândia - FamilyFamily and with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

*THE Family Cooperation started its activities in 2003 with the objective of enhancing production and making commercialization possible for family farmers of Niquelândia, Goiás. In view of the potential for fruit growing in this region and with the objective of promoting family production, the Food Forests in the Cerrado Project, based on technology, emerges. MAES & #8211; Successive AgroEcological Modules & #8211; of agroforestry production with a gender focus, with the objective of developing the agroecology productive chain in the region of Niquelândia, reconciling environmental conservation with agroforestry production.

*The project Food Forests in the Cerrado seeks, through a set of articulated activities, to recognize the leading role of the woman in the rural dynamics stimulating their recognition as political actors in the construction of the agroecological conception biodiversity, through the dissemination of the system MAES. Thus, it is expected the involvement of farming families, through the revaluation of the productive and reproductive attributions of men and women, promoting the strengthening of local social and environmental capital, triggering the sustainable rural development of the region. Cerrado. In this sense, the project will work to disseminate the MAES methodology to encourage agroforestry as a production model; offer farmers' families in rural settlements / communities the conditions to start food production in agroecological systems and to promote courses and workshops in Agroecology (Successional Agroforestry Systems) and market access for rural families in the region, prioritizing the practice of social methods and technologies and the exchange of experiences among family farmers.

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* Text provided by CooperagroFamiliar


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Conexsus 2018 Challenge

 

 

The Conexsus Challenge intends to network the economic potential of sustainable community business. The idea is for networks to expand and generate positive socio-environmental impacts, such as territorial resilience and the transition to the low carbon economy.

This initiative aims to mobilize the performance of various actors and connect enterprises, support organizations, market players, financiers and investors in search of shared creative and innovative solutions to strengthen sustainable business ecosystems.

The registration has been extended until July 30 and the challenge seeks producer associations and cooperatives from all over Brazil. Registrations are made through this link. More information on the site: http://desafioconexsus.org/

 

 

Rural communities receive training in rural property management in DF

 

 

A equipe da Bartô Networkthrough the project “Agrofloresta prestadora de serviços ecossistêmicos”, realizou no mês de Abril capacitação no pré-assentamento Rosely Nunes, localizado na bacia do rio Pipiripau, região nordeste do Distrito Federal, a 55 Km do centro de Brasília (DF).

Trinta comunitários, entre homens, mulheres, jovens e adultos participaram da capacitação em Gestão da Propriedade Rural, que teve como objetivo ministrar noções básicas da administração da propriedade rural. “Esta capacitação tem um caráter continuado”, informou Rafael Pinzón, líder do projeto. O acompanhamento das famílias irá se manter ao longo do processo de produção e plantio de mudas, especialmente ao longo da produção na propriedade de cada família. Os principais temas abordados foram a gestão da casa, da propriedade e saúde, da propriedade e alimentação, da propriedade e produção, da propriedade e agroecologia, agricultura sustentável, transição agroecológica, gestão da propriedade e comercialização e controles para a gestão da propriedade.

A capacitação despertou o interesse pela gestão da propriedade a partir da gestão da habitação. Os grupos de trabalho  sugeriram melhorias para aumentar a qualidade de vida da comunidade, a partir da higiene no ambiente familiar. Aspectos importantes para a gestão da propriedade também entraram na pauta de discussões, como a aquisição dos insumos e ferramentas, plantio, cuidados com as plantações, colheita, armazenamento e comercialização.

 

Foto: Rede Bartô

 

 

IEB, CEPF and CI / GEF mission visits Cerrado conservation projects in Mato Grosso do Sul

In this month of April, the International Institute of Education of Brazil / CEPF Cerrado received a visit from the CEPF International and Conservation International / GEF for a visit to projects that are already running in the areas of Cerrado of Mato Grosso do Sul.

The projects were approved by CEPF Cerrado First Call 2016 and are executed by Hanaiti Yomo'omo Association (AHY), ECOA, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil and are developing work aimed at restoration, training, territorial management, public policy, protected areas and agroecology.

THE AHY and the ECOA They work with the strengthening of communities, the first seeking the inclusion of indigenous people and the second with rural settlers, by adding value and generating income through the Cerrado's agricultural and agro-extractive products. In addition, ECOA is following a vegetation restoration process started in 2016 in 15 areas (totaling approximately 22 ha). THE Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil seek to strengthen CONDEMAs to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals. In addition, WWF-Brazil aims to promote participatory municipal land use planning and develop community-based programs for ecological restoration.

Know the details of each project in the site of CEPF Cerrado.

Quilombola Territory in Corguinho, MS.
Seedling nursery in the Aldeia Brejão indigenous community in Nioaque, MS.
Cerrado areas under restoration in Miranda, MS. Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Teams from IEB, CEPF, CI, ECOA, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil.

Photos: Aryanne Amaral / IEB

SEMA Bahia launches publication of good agricultural practices for the Cerrado

The State Secretariat of the Environment (SEMA) of the state of Bahia launched the publication & #8220; How to Grow Food by Planting Forests - Stories of People, Forests, and Gardens fruit of the Cerrado Project, which takes place in partnership between the State Government, the Ministry of the Environment and the World Bank, operating in 11 municipalities in western Bahia.

The publication presents examples of Cerrado farmers who have changed their relationship with the ways of producing, showing that it is possible to grow food in collaboration with nature, using agroecological practices and agroforestry systems, without the use of pesticides, with green manure, a consortium between species, use of creole seeds and native plants, consistent with nature's cycles. The objective is to socialize information among farmers, territorial agents, technicians of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (ATER), teachers and public servants of the municipalities of Western Bahia contemplated by the Cerrado Program.

More information on site from SEMA.

 

 

 

Rural communities receive training through project supported by CEPF Cerrado

On February 23 and 24 (2018), the staff of the Bartô Networkthrough the project & #8220; Agroforestry Providing Ecosystem Services & #8221; conducted training in rural communities in the Pipiripau River basin, located in the northeast of the Federal District, 55 km from the center of Brasília (DF).

The new rural settlers of the Agrarian Reform, Roseli Nunes community, received training focused on the importance of collective work, where they were presented notions about the bases of associativism and cooperativism. THE Oziel Alves community had the training focused on presentation of the new Forest Code, where the importance of Permanent Preservation Areas, Legal Reserve, Rural Environmental Registry and Cerrado restoration were emphasized. In all, the training involved 44 people with an average age between 18 and 60 years.

The next steps of the project foresee the conservation of Cerrado areas within the farmers' lot through natural regeneration and planting of seedlings; the maintenance of the legal reserve community areas through a continuous campaign of environmental education and seedling enrichment and the implementation of agroforestry.

The project & #8220; Agroforestry Providing Ecosystem Services & #8221; It is supported by CEPF Cerrado and has as its main objective the beneficiation of family farming communities that are in the Cerrado biome and the RIDE Brasilia, which are part of a key area for biodiversity in Central Brazil. More information about the project at site from CEPF Cerrado.

 

Training conducted by Rede Bartô in rural communities located around Brasilia (DF). Photos: © Aryanne Amaral