Reconciling agricultural land use for food and income with conservation needs remains one of the greatest development challenges of our time. Indigenous, traditional and peasant communities of the Amazon have practiced a balanced model of nature use and conservation for centuries, shaping and maintaining the ecological functions on which their livelihoods depend. This session will present insights from archaeological, anthropological and contemporary research on land-use practices in the Brazilian Amazon and Amazonian territories of neighboring countries. The integrated agroforestry systems and technical solutions of Amazonian communities are based on deep understanding of the synergies and interactions of plant and animal species of the forests and aquatic fauna, and hold important lessons and strategies for today’s call for a more regenerative agricultural system.
Eduardo Góes NevesProfessor of Brazilian Archaeology
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology - University of São Paulo (MAE-USP)
Márcio Augusto Freitas MeiraAnthropologist
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Marcia Mandepora ChundarySociologist
Plurinational Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures - IPELC
Edel Nazaré de MoraesVice-president
Chico Mendes Memorial
Ángel Pasuy MiticanoyIndigenous Leader
Francileia Paula de CastroEducator
FASE Mato Grosso
Romier da Paixão SousaProfesor (IFPA), Vice-president (ABA)
Federal Institute of Pará - Castanhal campus, Brazilian Association of Agroecology
Tatiana Deane Abreu de SáResearcher (EMBRAPA), Vicepresident (ABA)
Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Brazilian Association of Agroecology
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