Recognition and protection of the Traditional Vacarian Territory in the valleys of the Vacaria and Peixe Bravo Rivers
Recognition and protection of the Traditional Vacarian Territory in the valleys of the Vacaria and Peixe Bravo Rivers
This project aims to support the process of self-recognition of identity and defense of territories, communities that claim to be vacarian, located in the upper-middle river Vacaria, North of Minas Gerais state, as well as proposing initiatives capable of helping communities to protect themselves in the face of the COVID pandemic. -19 and food insecurity. Instruments such as Tô no Mapa (mapping of invisible communities), TICCAs, state and national legislation and international conventions will be used to defend their rights.

Project Snapshot

Centro de Agricultura Alternativa do Norte de Minas
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 22,886.94
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 2,071.20
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
1. Traditional Vacarian Territory Data Collection on Communities and Map of Families on the proposed theme 2. Making handmade soaps to expand communities' self-protection against COVID-19 3. Installation of food production and seed saving fields 4 Carry out training actions related to territorial and environmental rights, social mapping, aiming at the recognition and protection of traditional Vacanian territories 5. Influence in the spaces of formulation, management and negotiation of public policies related to territorial, social and environmental rights
Notable Community Participation
It was promoted a ethnophotography workshop with the majority participation of the youth. The workshop aimed at strengthening the identity and territoriality of traditional peoples, among them, the Vacarianos.
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Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 40
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 180
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 80

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Ms. Carolina L. Gomes


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