Fellows by Category

Organization: Terra Nova

André has created an innovative mediation process that peaceably resolves land conflicts in major Brazilian cities, while also promoting local development and empowering low-income communities. Terra Nova’s actions produce reasonably prompt resolutions of longstanding conflicts and satisfy all parties involved: squatters can finally acquire formal titles for the land they live on, landowners...

Organization: CONAQ

Brazil’s quilombo population—the last vestiges of the country’s slave culture—is facing increasing hardship on a number of fronts, from land ownership to access to basic services. There is widespread recognition of their plight, yet public officials and other decision-makers suffer from a profound misunderstanding of the problems faced by these remote rural communities formed by runaway slaves...

Organization: Associação Caatinga

By working with private landholders, forest communities, and government regulations and incentives, Rodrigo Castro is building a national conservation network to preserve the unique caatinga forest ecosystem.

Organization: AGEMTE

Flávio Luna is improving the culture and skills of a new class of small producers arising from Brazil’s large landless population. Through a multifaceted approach harnessing technology, Flávio fills key gaps in the agricultural value chain, from transforming existing extension services to meet the needs of these producers, to launching new services. 

Organization: Preservação

Alexandre Martinez is instituting financial and legal mechanisms to promote private conservation and effective land management in Brazil. Despite growing interest in using cash incentives to encourage environmental conservation, the government’s related tax schemes have been rendered ineffective by misuse and corruption, and as a result, have failed to stem the growing threats to the country’s...

Organization: ONG Familia Brasil

By combining elements of history, genealogy, and geography, Carlos Sampaio is creating an initiative to guarantee land rights and citizenship for low-income families in Brazil. 

Organization: IMAZON

Adalberto has been convinced, since the mid 1980s, that, in order to save the Amazon, there must be a sensible and sustainable plan to develop it. By combining applied research and win-win negotiations among rival groups Adalberto’s initiatives have led to: the sustainable management and development of 5 million hectares of forests; the protection of 25 million hectares of the Amazons through...

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