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Carrieredag Bos- en
   Natuursector

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   Woensdag 27 juni 2012
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   April 2010
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   Management System
   (7 April 2006)
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   Amazon Initiative
   (7 March 2006)
 
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GUYAGROFOR
TEAM

Projects & Experiments: Experiments: GUYAGROFOR
GUYAGROFOR PROJECT

Development of the sustainable agroforestry systems based on indegenous and maroon knowledge in the guyana shield region


Project facts
Project duration: Nov. 1st 2004 Oct 31st 2008.
Location: Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela
FUNDED BY:  European Union, Dutch government

 

 


The problem
Since the past century Indigenous and Maroon communities in the rainforest of Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela (population almost 25 million in total) have been facing increased pressures on their community lands. These pressures where caused by expanding economic activities like land settlement schemes, large dams, roads, mining (bauxite, gold), timber logging, bio-prospecting, industrial fishing and farming, eco tourism and imposed conservation projects.

Fighting against further marginalization and faced with imminent threats from
environmental destruction, contamination, poverty and cultural demise these tribal
communities are seeking stronger legal guarantees for the protection of their ancestral
lands, their culture and way of life.Unfortunately, Indigenous and Maroon capacities as
managers of the forest resource base have yet insufficiently been exploited. Since overexploitation would endanger their livelihood, exploitation of the forest resource base has been an integral part of their livelihood strategies, aimed at long-term survival. Also the national governments are facing the challenge to convert the potentially rich but delicate resources of the countries to the mutual interests of every one.

The solution

The problems described can be tackled by developing new strategies for sustainable
development of the agro-forestry systems that support the socio-economic and the
organizational empowerments of indigenous and Maroon communities in Suriname, Brazil
and Venezuela, while contributing to the national economy. A three axes approach will be
applied to enhance sustainability of the agro forestry systems: environmental sustainability, economical sustainability and organizational sustainability. Three sub-projects are defined with each aiming at the following specific objectives:
Biophysical integration and innovation
Market chain exploration
Institutional/ organizational support and knowledge exchange
Ways to research the objectives:
1. The first work package starts with the selection of community villages.
2. The second work package consists of a macro-economic analysis of the economic
feasibility.
The third work package assesses the constraints and the opportunities.
In the fourth work package participative experimentation will be applied to develop innovative technology.
Work package five focuses on product chain analysis of products.
Work package six will provide the main outcomes of this complex, multidisciplinary and
participative action approach.

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