Linking Agrobiodiversity and Culture: The Dissemination of Agroforestry Practices by Indigenous Agents in Brazil

Fajardo Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Marcia (2019) Linking Agrobiodiversity and Culture: The Dissemination of Agroforestry Practices by Indigenous Agents in Brazil. In: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium "Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World", November 13-14, 2018, San Francisco, California. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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PART 3. ENHANCING RESILIENCE, ADAPTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY - Building Resilience Through a Deeper Understanding of Culture and Nature /// Agroforestry is the result of a dialectical relationship between humans and the environment, capable of increasing agrobiodiversity. However, the lack of technical assistance is considered to be one of the major obstacles to its implementation. In the Brazilian Amazon region, Agroforestry Indigenous Agents, attached to Acre State Pro Indigenous Commission (CPI-Acre), have been disseminating these practices through participatory processes that combine traditional knowledge with new techniques in order to ensure food security, improve environmental conservation and guarantee a good quality of life. They promote behavioral change towards more sustainable land management practices through knowledge-sharing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Fajardo Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Marcia
Languages: English
Keywords: indigenous people; indigenous cultures; climate change; climate impact assessment; farming; traditional practices; intangible heritage; nature culture integration; sustainable development; resilience; agroforestry; community-based management; community participation; agriculture; social and economic aspects; forests; land use; Brazil
G.DETERIORATION > 03. Climate change
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 02. Agricultural heritage
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
N.ANTHROPOLOGY > 03. Ethnology
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 06. Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
National Committee: United States of America
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 14:58
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 14:58
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