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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.

 

 

Productive Backyard, Food Security and Agroecology Project provides educational material focusing on public policies for traditional territories and communities

The handout Public Policies for Traditional Territories and Communities was elaborated as a didactic material for the 1st Pedagogical Workshop Productive Backyards, Food Security and Agroecology in the Guará River Valley, São Desidério, Bahia, which is run by Federal University of Western Bahia (UFOB) and Bahia Polytechnic School Foundation (FEP Bahia), and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB).

This project aims to present and disseminate the social technologies and sustainable practices for the agroecological production of food, for the recovery, conservation of the soil and for the treatment of organic solid waste in traditional generating communities, located in the municipality of São Desidério, Bahia. One of the project's actions involves the training of eight communities in the region, to help the understanding that participating families have about access to public policies directed to traditional communities and territories, with a view to healthy eating and sustainable agroecological agriculture.

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

According to the organizers, & #8220; the making of the material was to guide participants on the content and themes involved, while at the same time being a source of research and consultation for the residents of the communities contemplated by the actions of the & #8221; project. The structure of the handout follows with the presentation of its objectives and explanations of the conception, principles and general guidelines of public policy, as well as its technical and legal instruments for management and access to rights. The material was organized by Dr. Mario Alberto dos Santos, Dr. Valney Dias Rigonato, Dr. Vanessa Cristina Rescia and MSc. Rodrigo de Oliveira Bellei, Research Group Geographic Education, Dialogues of Knowledge and Cerrados, Federal University of Western Bahia.

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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.