Preservation Support Policies in Brazil- What and for whom?
Brazil Policy

On 16 and 17 August, a seminar on the Brazilian
Forest Code and economic support policies for nature preservation took place in
the city of Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, center of Brazilian
agribusiness, focusing on interpretations and disputes to the defense of common
property, organized by the Carta de Belém group, a social representation formed
in 2009 by various “socio-environmental organizations and movements, family and
peasant agriculture workers, agroextractivists, quilombolas, women’s
organizations, urban popular organizations, fishermen, students, traditional
peoples and communities, and indigenous peoples who share the struggle against
deforestation and environmental justice in the Amazon and Brazil. “

With the participation of leaders from all
over the country, indigenous peoples, quilombola and traditional communities,
representatives of family agriculture, educational institutions and a network
of popular lawyers, the seminar proposed to deepen the debate on the
financialization mechanisms of nature, understanding of the new Brazilian legal
provisions, designed to benefit the hegemonic agrochemical model, the expansion
of the agricultural frontier and, above all, the transformation of common goods
into individual properties and their pricing.

Policies for financial support from
“developed” countries to support the preservation and maintenance of forests in
underdeveloped countries were discussed and how the needs and interests of
local people should be addressed, respecting and valuing their cultures,
territories, seeds, agriculture , etc.

The exchange of information was very
positive, providing leaders with more information about what is happening
across the country in the field of agricultural policy and environmental
reality, for their sovereignty over land, seeds, and crops as a whole.

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