A group of five British, Brazilian and Colombian universities (Cardiff, KCL, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Federal University of Rondonia, in Brazil, and the National University of Colombia) intend to organise five workshops (two in the UK and three in South America) to involve international experts, national scholars and regional academic and non-academic stakeholders (such as farmer associations, local authorities, community and church organisations, cooperatives, NGOs, artists, etc.) to take part in networking activities, discuss existing knowledge and identify gaps in the state-of-the-art of agricultural frontiers in the Amazon.
The series of workshops and a coordinated engagement during two years will led to the consolidation of the Agro-Cultures Research Network, which will include additional academics in the core universities and in other regional centres of research, speakers and participants in the various workshops, and the academic, policy-making and non-academic communities. This proposed network will especially examine the socio-cultural trajectory of change in the Amazon with a focus on what we describe as ‘agro-cultural’ frontiers.
The new network will, for the first time, jointly address the intensive cultural exchanges and historical transformation of the agricultural frontiers in the Amazon. The initiative will create an innovative space for discussion and North-South interaction between academics and non-academics focused on local knowledge, habits, language and subjectivities in the context of a rapidly changing cultural and spatial reality under the influence of (unsustainable) modernisation.
Embargo foi feito em junho de 2018 após a confirmação do cultivo de OGMs (Organismos Geneticamente Modificados) em terras indígenas Ler artigo da Folha de Sao Paulo em: https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ambiente/2019/02/ministros-de-bolsonaro-visitaram-plantio-ilegal-em-area-embargada-pelo-ibama-em-mt.shtml
Bolsonaro Wants to Plunder the Amazon. Dont Let Him – The New York Times Article published on the New York Times on 29 Jan 2019 [click on the title for the published text]. The Brazilian presidentʼs pro-business agenda will be a test of American companiesʼ commitment to the environment. By
Early Career Researchers from the UK and Sao Paulo (Brazil) are invited to apply for the workshop Environment and Development: Shared 21st Century Sustainability Challenges”, that will take place in Campinas, between 15 and 19 July 2019. The UK-Brazil Newton Researchers Link Workshop international workshop will provide new insights and methodological approaches
Caros colegas, Neste comeco de 2019, segundo ano da nossa rede cientifica, temos a grande satisfacao de anunciar o primeiro dossie tematico sobre a Amazonia, publicado ha poucos dias na revista Territorios e Fronteiras, com artigos escritos por membros da Rede Agroculturas e outros colegas com pesquisa na Amazonia.
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