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Seed and Catering Market: Promoting Environmental Services and Biodiversity

via Cerrado Seed Network

The year 2020 started with good expectations for the team from the Cerrado Seed Network (RSC). Continuing the actions of the Institutional Development Program of the Cerrado de Pé Association, the Network held on January 19th and 20th, the 5th meeting with the seed collectors.

On the occasion, collectors from Alto Paraíso, Moinho, São Jorge, Teresina de Goiás, Cavalcante and Kalunga territory together with volunteers from the Cerrado de Pé Association and the Project's technical team participated in the workshop, given by consultant Regina Erismamm, which took place with the aim of elaborate the planning of actions for 2020, mainly, regarding the revision of the prices of seeds available for the

Photo: ©Gabriel Rosa / RSC Collection

sale by RSC.

The meeting was also a good opportunity to discuss the benefits of processing native seeds from the Cerrado. In 2019, the Cerrado Seed Network through the Seed Market and Restoration Project: Promoting Environmental Services and Biodiversity directed its training activities towards the improvement of the seed processing  used in the restoration process of this important biome, through the planting technique called direct seeding.

Another outstanding activity developed this January, was the availability of native seeds in stock for immediate sale. It is worth remembering that, in order to offer greater quality and variety of seeds, RSC works to order. Orders, which will guide collections in 2020, can now be placed by email vendas@rsc.org.br

Seed Market and Restoration Project: Promoting Environmental Services and Biodiversity

The project Seed and Restoration Market: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversitywhich is run by Cerrado Seed Network and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), acts in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the diverse types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors, in order to enable these native seed collectors; disseminate successful restoration actions and techniques and strengthen local and regional trade in seeds of native Cerrado species, improving the commercial interface between native seed collectors and consumers.

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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.

 

 

Guide “Herbs and shrubs for restoration of the Cerrado: no-till” available on CEPF Cerrado website

Already available here on CEPF Cerrado website the guide & #8220;Herbs and shrubs for restoration of the Cerrado: direct sowing & #8221; authored by Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio, Jose Felipe Ribeiro, Gustavo Barros Rocha, Fabiana Souza and Lais Nehme and published by the Cerrado Seed Network.

With support from CEPF Cerrado and International Institute of Education of Brazil, a Cerrado Seed Network execute the projects  “Training in ecological restoration of the Cerrado”, which aims to train actors in restoration actions, as well as others involved in the restoration process, on the diagnosis of degraded areas, restoration planning, restoration techniques and monitoring of restoration results. And the project “Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity”, which aims to act in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the different types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors.

*The Cerrado Seed Network (CSR) was established in 2004 and its main objective is the defense, preservation, conservation, management, restoration, promotion of studies and research, and the dissemination of technical and scientific information related to the Cerrado Biome, especially in central Brazil. CSR seeks to foster the production chain of native seeds of Cerradobalancing seed supply and demand, aligning income generation to local and traditional communities. Through training and dissemination of technical information, CSR seeks to expand knowledge and ensure the protection, valuation and preservation of this biome. To this end, CSR maintains partnerships with nonprofit and government entities. These partnerships have made it possible to create, edit and release this guide. CSR thanks all partners: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank; Caixa Seguradora Institute, German Cooperation - GIZ, Embrapa, Biomes Project, Brazilian Forest Service, Chico Mendes Institute, National Center for Biodiversity Assessment and Cerrado Research and Conservation, University of Brasilia, International Institute of Education of Brazil, Collectors Association of Chapada dos Veadeiros Seeds - Standing Cerrado and Collective Restores Cerrado.

Access the guide in pdf version on our collection.


* Text taken from the guide's preface.

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.

 

Guide & #8220; Seeds, Seedlings & Restoration in Southeastern Goiás & #8221; available on CEPF Cerrado website

Already available here on CEPF Cerrado website the guide & #8220;Seeds, seedlings and restoration in southeastern Goiás & #8221; by Helder Consolaro, Monique Alves, Maxmiller Ferreira and Daniel Vieira.

This guide is the result of the technical and financial cooperation of the Federal University of Goiás, Catalan Regional, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Serra do Facão Energia SA (Sefac) and National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), enabled by the Research and Technological Development Program. Energy Sector (ANEEL-R & D), based on the project entitled “Development of methodology and technique for the implementation of Permanent Preservation Areas through direct seeding restoration: Research to reduce costs and improve the ecological potential of APPs plantations”.

The guide consists of information on seeds and seedlings of 40 species of Cerrado that can be used for the restoration of native vegetation via direct sowing or for the production and planting of seedlings. For each species, the authors provided morphological characteristics to assist their identification in the field and ecological and practical information for the use of species in ecological restoration.

Access the guide in pdf version on our collection.


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.

 

New climate smart investment arrangement aims to promote sustainable land and water use in the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais

original text available via IUCN

Global coffee brands and environmental organizations support innovative program led by Cerrado Water Consortium

Sponsorship, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 8, 2019 & #8211; An innovative and smart investment arrangement to protect biodiversity and water supplies in the country's central highlands began this month, according to the Cerrado Water Consortium, supported by some of the world's leading coffee brands and conservation organizations.

Based on an IUCN-led project and initial support from Nespresso, the major coffee brands Nestlé and Lavazza and trading company Expocaccer have now joined forces to make a five-year commitment to support the Cerrado das Águas Consortium initiative. Minas Gerais Cerrado, one of the main coffee growing areas in Brazil and a worldwide recognized biodiversity hotspot.

The Consortium plans to invest in protection of natural ecosystems found in 124 properties along the Feio River basin in the state of Minas Gerais, which is increasingly threatened by unsustainable land use, inefficient water use and climate change. The region is responsible for 12% of national coffee production.

& #8220; Promote the restoration and conservation of ecosystem services as insurance against climate change This important landscape is one of the main objectives of the investment program & #8221 ;, says Guilherme Amado, Nespresso manager in Brazil. & #8220; At the pilot site in Patrocinio, where the whole municipality and coffee growers depend on this single basin, farmers will also have a clear view of the degradation of ecosystem services on their farms and will receive professional advice and funding to make them resilient to climate change & #8221;

& #8220; Under the new investment program, landowners will be literally managers of environmental assets and its decisions to protect key ecosystem services & #8211; as native vegetation and streams & #8211; contribute directly to the restoration of the Cerrado landscape, ”says Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director of IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Program.

In the first year, the four companies pledged nearly US$ 100,000 to support the Consortium. In addition, it has received a donation of US$ 400,000, the largest to date, from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) to implement the new scheme called Investment Program for Conscious Producers. This was the largest grant ever awarded by CEPF, which has donors such as the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, the World Environment Fund, the Government of Japan and the World Bank.

Gláucio de Castro, President of the Cerrado Water Consortium. Photos: FUNDACCER Collection

“Lavazza firmly believes that sustainability is a shared responsibility and that integrating economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection is the only paradigm that can create value. As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Cerrado Water Consortium has demonstrated why companies need to take a long-term approach and contribute to the broader scenario we work in, ”says Mario Cerutti, Lavazza's Director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability.

The region of Cerrado It covers 21% of the country and 11 million hectares are in the state of Minas Gerais. Its biome is unique given the number of endemic species. In addition, the region provides 40% from fresh water 29 of the river basins are in “water conflict areas”, according to the Minas Gerais Institute for Water Management (IGAM).

 “Promote the restoration and conservation of ecosystem services as insurance against climate change is a fundamental objective of the investment program, ”says Miguel Moraes, senior director of Conservation International Brazil. “In Sponsorship, where the community and coffee farmers share the only river basin, farmers will be able to manage water flow for the first time. Producers will also have a clear view of the degradation of ecosystem services on their properties and will receive professional advice and funding to help make these services resilient to climate change. ”

All of these efforts are critical to restoring the landscape and ensuring that coffee value chains are sustainable. As Peggy Poncelet, grant director of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund says, “The goal is to achieve chemical-free restoration with native Cerrado species and to provide coffee growers with knowledge of smart farming practices and water management to reconcile coffee. sustainable production, and conservation of this important global biodiversity hotspot. For example, partnerships with local agroecological laboratories such as Emater (a public sector organization offering rural extension) will help to test new technologies to reduce weeds and disease incidence and ultimately restore the landscape. ”

About the Cerrado Water Consortium

Created in 2015, the Cerrado das Águas Consortium, a legally independent organization, is a platform that brings together companies, civil society organizations and government representatives to promote environmental development through landscape restoration and maintenance of Cerrado ecosystem services. . Consortium members include: CerVivo, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Cooxupé, Expocaccer, Cerrado Coffee Growers Federation, IUCN, Lavazza, Nespresso and Nestlé.

For more information, visit the Cerrado das Águas Consortium website at site from IUCN.

Area under restoration in Patrocínio, Minas Gerais.

Conscious Producers Awards Program - Restoring Cerrado Ecosystem Services

The project “Awards Program for Conscious Producers - Restoring Ecosystem Services in the Cerrado” is executed by Cerrado Mineiro Development Foundation (FUNDACCER). The central objective of the project is to establish and implement a strategy to restore the provision of ecosystem services in the basin of Ugly Stream in the long term through a process of engagement of local producers and actors. FUNDACCER is a non-profit organization created by the Coffee Growers Federation to promote research, training and social cohesion in 55 municipalities of the Cerrado mineiro. These coffee producers saw the need to act to ensure long-term climate security in the region. Thus, the Cerrado Water Consortium works collaboratively to build transformative scenarios that result in productive and sustainable landscapes with the goal of:

1. Improve soil and water management practices.
2. Promote the restoration of native vegetation and conservation of ecological corridors at the regional level.
3. Facilitate the exchange of information through technical extension services for farmers in order to improve environmental practices.
4. Encourage and facilitate the process of legal regularization of farms, seeking compliance with the Forest Code.
The project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

Learn more about Cerrado Water Consortium it's the Conscious Producer Program in the video below:


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.

 

 

Project in focus: Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor

The Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor project: filling social and environmental gaps, which was executed by ECOA and was supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), was closed in January (2019) and aimed to assist the revegetation and conservation of the Cerrado, through the strengthening of non-timber extraction by communities and settlers of Mato Grosso do Sul.

With the purpose of optimizing the process of forest restoration started in 2016 in three rural settlements; will improve Cerrado fruit collection management, such as baru and bocaiúva and sensitize the market, promoting enhancement of by-products of native fruits of the Cerrado, the project achieved important impacts for the Miranda-Bodoquena corridor region.

In the end, the project expanded 1 of the 22.95 hectares of Mato Grosso do Sul Cerrado which were surrounded in 2016 with support from another project. This area is being restored, restoring the native vegetation and the recovery of 03 springs / streams: Madalena Stream and Lima Stream, in the Andalucia Settlement, Nioaque; and Agachi Stream, Bandeirantes Settlement, Miranda. In the area were also recorded the return of presence of native fauna, like raccoon or mangrove dog it's the tuiiú. In addition to this restoration process, the project team worked to promote the production of seedlings of native species of the Cerrado, made by settlers, in their own lots, giving them access to the seedlings, which are hardly found for sale in public or private nurseries in the state. By the end of the project 100 baru seedlings were produced, which were intended for planting in the fenced areas. Fifty guavira seedlings were also produced, in the early stages, 50 jatoba seedlings, and the project ended with the murici seeds, which will be sown this year.

ECOA staff also implemented the participatory monitoring in the project, through the citizen science tool, where the settlers indicated the fortnightly progress of the reforested areas and offered workshops that worked on the improvement of native fruit handling and processing techniques and the use of Agroforestry Systems properties, as an alternative to conservation and income generation in the settlements. The workshops also contributed to the rearticulation of the chain of local extractivismespecially baru, as well as the fair price debate. This was an opportunity to work to spread the potential of the native fruits of the Cerrado, consolidating product purchase markets. This articulation enabled the generation of alternative income for settled families, as well as the articulation of families from various settlements in the Miranda-Bodoquena corridor, for the collection and marketing of the chestnut itself.

Want to know more about other projects supported by CEPF Cerrado? Access the site and check it out!

Also know the actions of ECOA in the Cerrado of Mato Grosso do Sul!

 

Area of 22 ha that has undergone a reforestation process and is being monitored by the project. ECOA Collection
Cerrado areas under restoration in Miranda, MS. Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Native fauna in the area under restoration. ECOA Collection
ECOA Collection

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.

 

 

Project Focus: Seed and Restoration Market

via Cerrado Seed Network

The Project Team Seed and Restoration Market: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity, which is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), held with the board of Cerrado Foot Seed Collector Association (ACP), on March 11 and 12, at the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (GO) a management workshop. The meeting was held to discuss the administrative processes related to the collection, processing and sale of seeds for restoration.

Cerrado Seed Network Collection / Gabriel Rosa

The meeting was attended by ACP President Claudomiro Cortes, Vice President Rafael Brigato, Treasurer Valdeci Carvalho, environmental analyst at the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and coordinator of the “Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Services” project. Environmental and Biodiversity ”, Alexandre Sampaio, RSC Manager Camila Motta and RSC Forest Engineer Gustavo Barros Rocha.

See full article on site from the Cerrado Seed Network.


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.

 

 

Training in Cerrado seedling production brings together traditional peoples and communities in Mato Grosso do Sul

In November, the community of Aldeia Brejão promoted a practice in Cerrado seedling production, through the project Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão. This project receives support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

The training workshop involved representatives from the Hanaiti Yomo'omo Association (AHY), the Ecology and Action NGO (ECOA), São Miguel quilombola community, Água Branca Village, Taboquinha Village, Rural Extension Agency, Angelina Vicente Indigenous State School, Municipal School Eugênio de Souza and representatives of the Cerrado Production, Research and Training Center (Ceppec), located in the Andalucia settlement, in Nioaque / MS.

The project Seedling nursery for agroforestry production in Aldeia Brejãowhich runs Hanaiti Yomomo Association (AHY), aims to include indigenous peoples in the community development process, ensuring a sustainable alternative in food security, the use of new social technologies, sustainable use of land and plant species in the Cerrado, as well as adding value and generating income through agricultural and extractivist means. One of the main components of this project is to train community members in agroecological transition and agroforestry systems, as well as in the production of fruits of plant species of the Cerrado. THE Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species It took place between November 30 and December 1, 2018 and was taught by Dr. Zefa Valdivina Pereira (UNICAMP). According to Alexandro Souza, project manager, & #8220; the two days of workshop were extremely rewarding work days & #8221 ;.

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Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão, Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species, November 2018.
Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão, Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species, November 2018.
Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão, Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species, November 2018.

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.

 

 

 

Political Strategies for the Cerrado were launched in Brasilia on 09/04

Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection

 

The document #8220; Political Strategies for the Cerrado & #8221; was the result of a process of collective construction of various civil society organizations, such as Center of Life Institute (ICV), International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Institute of Environmental Research of the Amazon (IPAM), Institute Society, Population and Nature (ISPN), Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), Cerrado Network and WWF-Brazil . The symbolic delivery of the document was made by the Executive Secretary of Rede Cerrado, Kátia Favilla, at the event. “Development Forever - Environmental Commitment of 2018 Election Candidates” organized by the Parliamentary Environmentalist Front.

The document brings together 27 recommendations in defense of the Cerrado and its traditional peoples and communities, which were based on the results of interinstitutional consultations, including the National Strategy Cerrado Seminar Chamber of Deputies and a workshop, which was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado). At this time, in addition to the performing organizations, 13 other civil society and academia organizations collaborated with the process.

Read the full story and access the full document at site gives Cerrado Network.

 

Act of delivery of the document Political Strategies for the Cerrado. Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection
Act of delivery of the document Political Strategies for the Cerrado. Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection
Act of delivery of the document Political Strategies for the Cerrado. Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection

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.

 

 

Restoration Seeds

THE Cerrado Seed Networkthrough the project #8220; Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity & #8221;, offers for sale 71 species of native plants of the Cerrado for ecological restoration. In addition to 42 tree species, the list has 15 herbaceous and 14 shrubs. This project receives support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

Access to page Cerrado Seed Network for more information.

 


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.

 

 

FestFlor 2018

 

Brasilia received the sixth edition of FestFlor Brasil (national fair of the production chain of flowers and ornamental plants), held between June 28 and July 1 at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center.

Among the more than 150 booths that attended the event, there was one with 100% of native Cerrado plants and seeds. It was the project booth Cerrado Gardens, designed by architect and landscape architect Mariana Siqueira and carried out in partnership with several institutions, including Cerrado Seed Network.

There, visitors found pioneering native seedlings of herbs and shrubs in the project's experimental nursery at the hands of Claudomiro de Almeida Cortes. Seedlings of field macela, catuaba, caliandra, mimosa and several native grasses were sold, among others.

The stand also publicized the sale of native seeds, both for ecological restoration (CSR and partners) and for landscaping (through a partnership with VerdeNovo Sementes Nativos).

One of the attractions of the Cerrado Gardens area was the publications of the Cerrado Seed Network. Dozens of books on native grasses, trees, flowers and fruits were acquired by visitors.

The event also featured two lectures on the introduction of native Cerrado plants in landscaping, both given by Mariana Siqueira: “Cerrado seed and seedling production” (06/29) and “Cerrado Gardens: potential landscape of the Brazilian savanna ”(06/30).

In the lectures and at the booth, the project was announced Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity, performed by Cerrado Seed Network in partnership with ICMBio, UnB and Cerrado Foot Association, among others. The project is funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, the International Conservation, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank), with the International Institute of Education of Brazil.

With this, the flora of the Cerrado it is getting closer and closer to urban gardens and people's lives - and native seeds are of crucial importance in this process!

* Text provided by the Cerrado Seed Network

 


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.

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUITABILITY IN RURAL PROPERTIES: the application of the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA)

 

 

The Biomes Project aims to develop and incorporate tree solutions for sustainable use of Brazilian farms and to enable farmers and technicians as potential implementers and multipliers of these solutions. Regarding the new Forest Code, this project seeks to integrate the supply of agricultural and forest products, increasing the possibility of economic gains linked to the conservation of the environment. The project, the result of a partnership with the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), is implemented in the six Brazilian Biomes (Pampa, Pantanal, Amazon, Caatinga, Cerrado and Atlantic Forest) and It is managed through national and regional coordination. Embrapa Cerrado is responsible for managing activities in the Cerrado.

Between the days June 25 and 27, 2018, at Embrapa Headquarters in Brasilia (DF) the environmental adaptation course of the rural property was held, which included the realization of the Project Biomes, Brazilian Forest Service, Secretariat of Extractivism and Rural Development, Ministry of the Environment , National Confederation of Agriculture and EMBRAPA.

Environmental Adequacy Course

The course aimed to test a proposed menu for a course in distance education so that farmers, technicians multipliers and professionals can work on the environmental adequacy of rural properties, in support of the Environmental Regularization Program provided for in native vegetation protection legislation. In which analysts and researchers from EMBRAPA, SFB, SEDR-MMA, ICMBio, EMATER, SENAR, CNA, DF Secretariat of Agriculture, SEMA, IBRAM participated, among others, with activities in the analysis and implementation in restoration, restorers, environmental managers, that is, important actors for the development of the Environmental Regularization Program. 70 people were expected to attend.

Check the schedule:

June 25th

8h Course Opening: Reception of participants and Presentation of the Project Biomes and Event Expectations. CNA & #8211; MMA & #8211; Embrapa

8h30 Challenges for conservation and restoration of the Cerrado Biome. José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

10:00 Break

10h30 Cerrado vegetation: biotic and abiotic factors. José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

11h30 Interactions flora and fauna in the restoration. Marcelo Kuhlmann & #8211; Biomes Project

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Collection, processing and storage of seeds of native species for environmental recomposition. Maria Cristina de Oliviera & #8211; UnB FUP

2:15 pm Nurseries and seedling production of native species. Maria Cristina de Oliviera & #8211; UnB FUP

3:15 pm Break

15h30 Brazilian Seed and Seedling Legislation applied to seeds and seedlings of native or exotic forest species and those of medicinal or environmental interest. MAP

5 pm Closure of the day

June 26th

8h Strategies for restoring degraded or altered forest environments & #8211; Risks and challenges associated with RAD

Daniel Luis Mascia Vieira, Embrapa

10:00 Break

10:30 am Strategies for restoring degraded or altered savanna and country environments Alexandre Sampaio & #8211; ICMbio

12:30 pm Lunch

13h30 Monitoring of overwriting jobs: Why, what, who, where and when to monitor? Daniel Luis Mascia Vieira, Embrapa

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm Practice: Monitoring of recomposed areas. Alexandre Sampaio & #8211; ICMbio; Daniel Luis Mascia Vieira and José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

5 pm Closure of the day

June 27th

8h Environment Web System. What it is, what it is for and how to use it. Allan Milhomens & #8211; SEDR / MMA

9h Biodiversity Conservation: Sustainability and Innovation. Financial analysis of the models. The Restoration Chain Business! José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

10:00 Break

10h30 Federal Environmental Legislation: Law 12.651 / 2012, CAR, PRA and PRADA. Understand the Native Vegetation Protection Act (12.651 / 2012) and its importance in restoration. Janaina Rocha & #8211; SFB / MMA

11:15 am Situation of CAR and PRA in the Federal District. Amanda Porto & #8211; IBRAM

12:30 pm Closing

 

 

Campaign Offsets Cerrado

In June the company launched Campaign Offsets Cerrado for a new model of forest clearing aiming at the recovery and conservation of Cerrado.

The Federal District There is a rule that obliges everyone who clears Cerrado areas for urbanization to compensate for the impacts they have caused. THE legislation regulating compensation, however, is old (Decree 14783, 1993) and its implementation throughout 25 years demonstrated that in order for it to meet its goal, it needs to be updated. *
A group of experts, representatives of government, civil society and the productive sector, within the Cerrado Alliance, worked for two years to formulate a new compensation rule for the DF, which could at the same time bring more benefits and less financial costs. The proposal, which was also reviewed by the Environment Council & #8211; CONAM, is waiting Federal District Government approval.*

For more campaign information visit the official page!

* Text by Cerrado Compensation · Campaign for the signing of the new DF Forest Compensation Decree

 

 

Rural communities receive training in rural property management in DF

 

 

The team of Bartô Networkthrough the project “Agroforestry providing ecosystem services”, held in April training in the pre-settlement Rosely Nunes, located in the Pipiripau River basin, northeast region of the Federal District, 55 km from the center of Brasilia (DF).

Thirty community-based men, women, youth and adults participated in the training in Rural Property Management, which aimed to teach the basics of the administration of rural property. & #8220; This training has a continuing character & #8221; reported Rafael Pinzón, project leader. Household monitoring will be maintained throughout the seedling production and planting process, especially throughout production on each family's property. The main topics addressed were home, property and health management, property and food, property and production, property and agroecology, sustainable agriculture, agroecological transition, property management and marketing, and controls for property management.

The training sparked interest in property management from housing management. The working groups suggested improvements to improve the community's quality of life from hygiene in the family environment. Important aspects for property management were also on the agenda, such as the acquisition of inputs and tools, planting, care for crops, harvesting, storage and marketing.

 

Photo: Rede Bartô

 

 

WebAmbiente assists decision making in the environmental adequacy process

 

 

The WebEnvironment was launched this year and is an interactive information system that aims to facilitate the storage and search for information on technological solutions for landscape use, restoration and restoration in Legal Reserve and Permanent Preservation Areas at the national level. The system also aims to support the implementation of the new Forest Code by stimulating the use of the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) and gathers information on seed collection, seedling production and ecological restoration plantations.

The highlights of the new tool are the Environmental Recomposition Simulator, which provides specific suggestions for recomposing areas. And the extensive and updated list of native flora species which can be accessed by biome, plant formation and phytophysiognomy with indications of the species that can be used in the recomposition processes.

This initiative is part of a joint action between Embrapa and the Secretariat of Extractivism and Sustainable Rural Development (MMA), in cooperation with various specialists from different partner institutions.

To know the system access: https://www.webambiente.gov.br/  

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Cerrado Seed Network to promote courses in Goiás and Minas Gerais on ecological restoration and seed collection

THE Cerrado Seed Network will promote in the month of June the courses & #8220;Seed Collection & #8221; and #8220;Ecological Restoration & #8221;. The Seed Collection course will be taught in the cities of Mambaí (GO) and in the region of Peruaçu (MG) and the Ecological Restoration course only in the region of Peruaçu (MG).

The restoration course is part of the project & #8220; Training in ecological restoration of the Cerrado & #8221;, which is supported by CEPF Cerrado, and aims to train actors in restoration actions, as well as others involved in the restoration process, on the diagnosis of degraded areas, restoration planning, restoration techniques and monitoring of restoration results. The seed collection course is a project initiative #8220; Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity & #8221;, which also receives support from CEPF Cerrado and aims to act in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the different types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors.

Registration for each course can be done at the links below:

Seed Collection & #8211; Mambaí / GO & #8211; June 8-10
https://goo.gl/forms/g2D7HdxkILfTXdJl1

Seed Collection & #8211; Peruaçu / MG & #8211; June 12-13
https://goo.gl/forms/dHiVTswQVp3j6q1K2

Ecological Restoration & #8211; Peruaçu / MG & #8211; June 14-15
https://goo.gl/forms/15HBcy5GApJ1twau1

 

 

 

 

Restoration project in Tocantins helps rebuild Cerrado areas

The project Restores Tocantins is helping to rebuild 15 hectares of Cerrado in the state, through the technique of direct sowing of native seeds, where the collected seeds are thrown directly in the place to be restored. Through this collection, processing and storage of seeds of native tree species a large germplasm bank was constituted and Demonstration Restoration Modules (MDR) were installed in degraded and altered Permanent Preservation (APP) and Legal Reserve (RL) areas, in the properties. rural areas of central Tocantins. MDRs will be monitored through periodic evaluations of parameters and indicators of ecological succession and potential economic use.

Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Area under restoration process. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Area under restoration process. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Area under restoration process. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Acorn bean fruit and seeds. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Photos: Ricardo Haidar
Photos: Ricardo Haidar

 

The main objective of the project is to promote the rational use of the native vegetation and vegetation cover of the state of Tocantins, transforming underutilized areas into strategic zones for the state economy, reducing the cost of restoration and providing the economic viability of these areas to the producer. rural. This project is an initiative of the State University of Tocantins (UNITINS) in technical cooperation with forestry / rural extension, promotion, inspection and planning institutions in the state of Tocantins, and is supported by research / teaching institutions from the third sector and private resources of landowners.

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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

The return of wildlife in a restored area on the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor

ECOA's technical team (Ecology and Action) along with seated monitors have been monitoring a reforested area of 22 ha, which had the process of restoration started in 2016. In these visits, they identified areas with great potential for natural regeneration, where springs are gradually recovering with the aid of reforestation vegetation. In addition to the restoration process of ecosystem services, ECOA's technical team has been recording the constant return of wildlife in the region. In the area the presence of the tapir (Tapirus terrestris)hand-naked (Procyon cancrivorus) and tuíiús (Jabiru mycteria).

Records of the presence of tuíiús and hand-naked in the area undergoing regeneration. © ECOA
Tapir footprint in the area. © ECOA

ECOA performs project activities “Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor: filling social and environmental gaps”In regions of the municipalities of Nioaque and Miranda (MS). The project is supported by CEPF Cerrado and aims to assist in the revegetation and conservation of the biome, by strengthening non-timber extraction in the communities and settlements of the Miranda corridor - Bodoquena.

 

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

 

 

 

Conservation actions promoted by civil society and communities in the Miranda-Bodoquena Priority Corridor

The NGO Ecology and Action (ECOA) started its activities on the project & #8220; Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor: filling socio-environmental gaps& #8221; in regions of the municipalities of Nioaque and Miranda (MS). The project is supported by CEPF Cerrado and aims to assist in the revegetation and conservation of the biome, by strengthening non-timber extraction in the communities and settlements of the Miranda corridor - Bodoquena.

ECOA's technical team together with seated monitors have been monitoring a reforested area of 22 ha, which had the process of restoration started in 2016. In these visits, they identified areas with great potential for natural regeneration, where springs are gradually recovering with the aid of reforestation vegetation.

At the beginning of these first actions in the region, the ECOA team received a positive return from landowners, who were willing to cooperate, which generated a waiting list of people willing to reforest their Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs). Usually, as the team reported, one of the biggest difficulties encountered by reforestation actions is the consent of the owners. In many regions, it is quite difficult to find people who authorize APPs to be closed and replanted.

With these actions, the project foresees that in the medium and long term, the community bases and associations in the settlements will be strengthened by the increase of extractive production, which will be promoted through the planting of species, which benefits the expansion of the areas of conservation of the Cerrado in the Bodoquena corridor - Miranda.

 

Area of 22 ha that has undergone a reforestation process and is being monitored by the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor project, carried out by Ong Ecologia e Ação (ECOA) and with support from CEPF Cerrado.

 

 

Naked Footprints (Procyon cancrivorus) registered by project supported by CEPF Cerrado

Footprints naked hand, or also popularly known as raccoon or mangrove dog, were recorded by the team of ECOA NGO during technical travel. Scientific director Rafael Morais made the record in an area that is undergoing a process of recomposing the native vegetation of Cerrado, in the Boa Esperança settlement region (Mato Grosso do Sul). According to the note released by the team, the animal is rare in plant suppression region. See the full news at site ECOA.

ECOA's activities are being supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado)through the project Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor & #8221;, which aims to assist in the revegetation and conservation of the Cerrado, through the strengthening of non - timber extraction in communities and settlements of the Miranda - Bodoquena corridor, Mato Grosso do Sul.

Learn more about the projects supported by CEPF Cerrado in this link!

 

Naked / Raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) footprints recorded by Ong ECOA staff. Photo taken from ECOA's website (© Rafael Morais).

 

 

Rural property adaptation courses in Cerrado will be offered in Brasilia and Cuiabá

 

In the Cerrado, it is estimated that there are over 5 million hectares to be restored to comply with the legislation and the restoration goal assumed by the Brazilian government during COP21 (2015). Challenges abound and innovation is needed so that practices that are now innovative will be tested and implemented on a large scale to enable the ecological restoration of grassland and savannah vegetation that characterizes more than 60% of the original Cerrado area¹ .

The project “Sementese Restoration Market Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity” administered by Cerrado Seed Network and under the coordination of ICMBio and partnerships Embrapa and University of Brasilia, was contemplated in the First Call of the CEPF public notice. In this project, three tons of seeds will be distributed to promote the use of techniques, as well as promote the improvement of seed trade through collector training, development of an application for communication between the ends of the restoration chain and will be carried out. courses.

The course Environmental Adequacy of Rural Property It permeates themes such as the ecological characterization of the Cerrado, federal environmental legislation, recovery strategies, native species of economic interest, risks and challenges associated with RAD, and monitoring of recovery. The first course took place in Clapping (TO) between 09 and 11 October (2017) and the next are scheduled to occur in Cuiaba (MT), in the period of 29/11 to 12/01 is at Brasilia DF), in the period of 05 to 07/12. The details of the course schedule that will be offered in Brasilia can be accessed on here, Entries can be made through the Embrapa Cerrados until the day 26/11 and more information can be obtained by calling (61) 3388-9940. Registration for the course of Cuiaba already are closedbut more information can be obtained from the SEMA (MT) environmental analyst who leads the activity, Ligia Nara Vendramin, via email (ligiavendramin@sema.mt.gov.br).

 

¹Adapted from the text sent by Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio - Environmental Analyst CECAT / ICMBio

Project & #8220; Restoration of Fields and Savannas in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park ”is awarded at an international conference on restoration

Project Team & #8220; Field and Savannah Restoration in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park & #8221; receiving the award at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). (Photo courtesy of the team)

The project “Restoration of Fields and Savannas in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (PNCV)” was awarded as the best restoration project presented at the VII World Conference of the International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), held between August and September 2017. The project, coordinated by ICMBio, competed with 14 other projects, having been among the three finalists. This project was started in 2010 in order to eradicate invasive species and restore degraded areas in the Park. In 2012, analyst Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio (CECAT / ICMBio) in partnership with other servants, proposed to expand the scale of restoration experiments, including the Cerrado herbaceous-shrub species. The technique tested was the direct seeding of native species, much inspired by the method of restoration of forests around the Xingu National Park. This project has already received funding from the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection and the Cerrado Seed Network, and has the support of researchers from Embrapa, such as Daniel Mascia Vieira and José Felipe Ribeiro, and UnB, Isabel Belloni Schmidt and Sarah. Caldas, in addition to having the support of the community surrounding the PNCV. The project has always sought to generate knowledge and improve low cost and high efficiency restoration techniques to restore Cerrado savannah and grassland formations, involving local communities at all stages. In 2016, everyone involved in the project came together to guide innovative action in the Park. The objective was to carry out forest replacement via direct sowing of native plants, promoting on a large scale the first restoration of savannah and grassland formations of the Cerrado. The plantations of this replacement were carried out in 2015 and 2016, where it was possible to restore 94 ha.

The ecological restoration of savannahs and fields of the Cerrado is a challenge that is still poorly studied and applied. Nevertheless, the practices developed in the PNCV, with replicas in REBIO Contagem (Brasília-DF) and Fazenda Entre-Rios (PAD-DF), indicate that it is possible to restore large scale savannah and grassland formations. This result was only achieved thanks to the active involvement of the surrounding PNCV community, especially in the production of native seeds and in the sowing and maintenance activities of the areas. Today there are more than 70 families of seed collectors organized by the Cerrado de Pé Association, which is the first to offer seeds of herbaceous-shrub species in the Cerrado. Currently the collectors of Chapada dos Veadeiros offer seeds of 80 native species, including herbs, shrubs and trees. Since 2012, 105 ha have been restored from sowing about 25 tons of native plant seeds, moving R$ 170,000 to local communities.

adapted from text sent by Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio & #8211; Environmental Analyst CECAT / ICMBio