SALVEASERRA. Grupo Prot. Amb. Serra da Concordia

SALVEASERRA Our mission is to spread awareness and knowledge of environmental conservation and sustainable development with agroforestry farming techniques, to help rural rehabilitation of very low producing areas and to maintain farmers and their families living and working in their lands. This can be achieved with the introduction of a system of land occupation holistic, self-sustainable, organic, biological, renewable and permanent, balanced with the environment and the economic use of natural resources. As mission we have also to spread the concepts of citizenship and better education in order to achieve superior earnings and quality of life.
May 19, 2008

First 2008 update.

2008 trees plantation
2008 trees plantation

Dear donors and project friends, in this first report we send this year we are very glad to say that the development of our agroforestry plantations continues and that more than 2000 trees, palm trees and fruit trees were planted this season. Of those, many were bought with GlobalGiving donations. See photos of 2008 plantations in Photo Gallery. We started the “Coffee under Shade” plantation project and already planted 2.864 coffee plants. There are still some 1500 coffee seedlings to be planted latter this year. Just to remember, this project is a partnership with EMBRAPA, the Brazilian Government Agricultural Research Agency and our plantation is one of the first examples of a new farming activity that can be very important to our region because it brings economic and social development to many poor and today not very stimulated farmers. See photos of the first coffee plantations. SALVEASERRA has a new project running that was and is possible to exist because we are using part of GlobalGiving donations we receive to open our own Donation Program Project. This new Donation Project will donate: 1. Irrigated Organic Vegetable Garden to needed families and 2. Tree Nurseries for local rural associations and communities. At this moment, the first vegetable garden is being donated to a much help needed Land-Less farmer. Now, in his settlement and portion of land, 4 will work and we hope that in one year from now four families will feed from this vegetable garden. This project produces also fish and ducks in the irrigation reservoir. See Photo Gallery for the first vegetable garden donation and first works pictures. Soon it will be possible to see this vegetable garden donation project because a film was recently made by Petra Dilthey and Uli Schwarz, a German moviemaking team. It will be visible at GlobalGiving site. We want to thank them for their very precise work when filming our project. Now with the end of the rainy season, we begin to receive visitors to the Wildlife Sanctuary and to promote training courses and technical visits for students. You will have pictures in the next update. Thank you again for these donations that are making possible many good things happen in this Brazilian Rainforest region so full of problems. You are helping a lot. Roberto Lamego, director.

2008 Coffe under Shade plantation
2008 Coffe under Shade plantation
Irrigation tank. Water, fish and ducks
Irrigation tank. Water, fish and ducks
Dec 27, 2007

New year new projects.

Coffee plantation
Coffee plantation

New Year new projects.

In 2008 we continue to develop our agroforestry plantation activities and we are planting more than 2000 seedlings this year, some produced locally and about 500 bought with GlobalGiving donations. We are also starting a new “Coffee under Shade” plantation project that can be very useful for other Forest Corridors projects and planting 5.000 coffee plants. This project is in a partnership with EMBRAPA, the Brazilian Government Agricultural Research Agency. And, most important, with part of GlobalGiving donations we are starting our own donation program, donating irrigated organic vegetable gardens for poor communities and tree nurseries for local rural associations. See photo gallery for the first vegetable garden donation.

Happy New Year to all of us.

Roberto Lamego

Coffee seedlings
Coffee seedlings

Attachments:
Jul 6, 2007

PROJECT FUNDED

Serra da Concórdia Wildlife Sanctuary-SCWS-mountain
Serra da Concórdia Wildlife Sanctuary-SCWS-mountain

The project "Protect Rainforest With Sustainable Practices" is totally funded and this is a great result and for me a great achievement. I was amazed how fast the resources were donated and reached the $20.000 demanded. In March 2005 there were only $233 donated, ( 1 %). This means that the ideas proposed were accepted by many people concerned with the future of our planet and people also that saw that there are agroforestry solutions that, associating protecting and restoring the land and the forests, producing many different agroforest products and goods, making money, having a better way of living and protecting the nature doing this, is a good and feasible possibility to be adopted by farmers. I want to thank all the donors that contributed to this project and their important help, that planted so many trees, trained and taught many students and made possible to spread the Agroforestry possibility to many people. I am preparing for GlobalGiving a new project that will be a follow up of project 636 because the work must go on. The new project has to make possible to continue with our present agroforestry planting and local training and teaching activities, but it will bring a new component that will be of taking freely, with your donations, the learning's, knowledge and activities of SALVEASERRA and CETAR, our center for agroforestry technology, out side, to our neighbors and local rural communities, accomplishing the objectives of the project that are to promote better land use and the introduction of new models for ecological and economical sustainable production. We will do this directly, training farmers in agroforestry technology in their home places, promoting reunions with lectures on subjects of interest, projection of videos, practice field work, and donation of tree nurseries to communities and schools. With the new project will spread further away the awareness of environmental conservation and sustainable development forest farming for rural economic and environmental rehabilitation, keeping this new environment-minded farmer and their families on their land and rural villages, in permanent ecological balance with nature. Thank you very much. Roberto Lamego SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY

Wildlife Sanctuary location in the sierra and Paraiba do Sul riv
Wildlife Sanctuary location in the sierra and Paraiba do Sul riv
Forest Corridor project. The Sierra has 3 rural comunities and 3
Forest Corridor project. The Sierra has 3 rural comunities and 3

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