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Meet the Observatory of Socio-Environmental Conflicts of MATOPIBA

by Karla Oliveira, via the College of Planaltina, University of Brasilia

This year the workshop was held “Launch of the Matopiba Socio-Environmental Conflict Observatory”. This is an initiative of Planaltina College of the University of Brasilia and from Foundation of Scientific and Technological Enterprises (FINATEC), and with the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian Institute of Education (IEB) for its realization through the project Agricultural Border and Nature.

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together a high-expertise group to discuss the impact of socio-environmental conflicts in the Matopiba region. It had about 50 participants from 28 institutions including federal universities, representatives of social movements and representatives of NGOs that act in the biome Cerrado.

Members of the MATOPIBA Observatory. Photo: © University of Brasilia College of Planaltina Collection

The proposal now is to join efforts to create a platform for discussion and monitoring of the various conflicts between agribusiness and local communities. Since Matopiba is the so-called “last agricultural frontier”, socioeconomic and environmental analyzes in the region require a perspective of academic research that seeks to understand conflicts and their respective solutions.

In addition, the Matopiba Observatory aims to support the actions of conservation from studies on social and environmental conflicts in the region. For more details, email us at: observatoriomatopiba@gmail.com.


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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.