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CIFOR-ICRAF at the GLF Amazonia Digital Conference

CIFOR-ICRAF at the GLF Amazonia Digital Conference

THE TIPPING POINT: Solutions from the Inside Out

21 Sep - 23 Sep 2021

Agroecology, Archeology and Anthropology: integrating past and present to enable sustainable land uses in the Amazon of the future

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.


Francileia Paula de Castro

Educator, FASE Mato Grosso

Marcia Mandepora Chundary

Sociologist, Plurinational Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures - IPELC

Márcio Augusto Freitas Meira

Anthropologist, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

Ángel Pasuy Miticanoy

Indigenous Leader, Kamentsá People

Edel Nazaré de Moraes

Vice-president, Chico Mendes Memorial

Eduardo Góes Neves

Professor of Brazilian Archaeology, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology - University of São Paulo (MAE-USP)

Tatiana Deane Abreu de Sá

Researcher (EMBRAPA), Vicepresident (ABA), Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Brazilian Association of Agroecology

Romier da Paixão Sousa

Profesor (IFPA), Vice-president (ABA), Federal Institute of Pará - Castanhal campus, Brazilian Association of Agroecology