ABOUT THE PROJECT
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.
Dear colleagues, The final event of the Agrocultures network took place in Oxford from 31 January to 02 February 2020. It was a wonderful space of debate, interaction and reflection, which included the important presence of some of the most influential and respected indigenous leaders of Brazil. See the images,
Documents and Presentations of the 5th workshop Oxford Letter for the Amazon Carta de Oxford para a Amazônia (Portuguese) Opening words – Antonio Ioris Ricardo Serra Borsatto – Is the State a Good Partner in Advocating Food Sovereignty and Agroecology? An Overview About Brazilian Policies Cristiano Desconsi – The
Oxford Letter for the Amazon The Amazon rainforest and its people are harbingers of life, knowledge and creativity. The numerous and highly diverse communities that live in the Amazon region demonstrate daily that it is possible to ally the values of nature with those of one’s labour so as to
Domingo, 02 fevereiro, terminou nosso ultimo coloquio dessa serie, que aconteceu na Universidade de Oxford, no Reino Unido, e contou com importantes liderancas indigenas, da sociedade civil, professores, ativistas, artistas e estudantes. Foi um evento historico e com importantes repercussoes academicas e recomendacoes para governos e setores economicos. Ver materia
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