Luzia Fati’s memory

Foto di Luca Fanelli/ MAIS. Nov. 2011
Santarém riverside

In order to honour the memory of an upright person, Luzia Fati, who died in March 2013, I put here the whole interview she gave me in April 2007, in Santarém (Pará, Brasil).

Over this interview, she retraces his life and the history of the rural trade unions of the Brazilian Northern region. She put together historical events, a sharp political analysis and moving personal memories.

I splitted the interview in six parts; it is in Portuguese.

I – Childhood and youth, political and personal education, until the election as member of the STTR (rural trade union) direction (21 min.).

II – From the STTR to the CUT national direction (CUT is a trade union confederation)

III – The CUT national direction, coming back to Santarém, the engagement in the ISAM (city manager related to environment)

IV – To be a female trade union director, the opportunities, the relationship with family

V – STTR’s history and performance, the trade union role, its political and economic role and the land issue today

IV – Ribeirinhos (people who live along the rivers) and planalto (highlands) in the rural trade union history, some points about the trade union history in the region, conclusions.

Here you can find a short account about the Luzia life (CUT website, in Portuguese).

Incentives and impediments in conservation of Euterpe edulis Mart. in quilombolas communities from Ribeira Valley

Juçara inventory
Juçara inventory. Jan. 2010. Credit: Luca Fanelli/ ISA

This paper analyzes the results of an Atlantic Forest enriched with seeds from palm juçara in Quilombo Communities in the Ribeira Valley – SP, as well as the difficulties and bottlenecks involved in implementation of sustainable management of this species. The work was constructed from field survey of populations of the palm and also in workshops and participant observation. The results indicate the need for improving incentives in public policy and in collective management of natural resource.

Luca A. Fanelli, Nilto I. Tatto, Eduardo P. C. Gomes, Clovis J. Oliveira Jr., Incentivos e impedimentos na conservação de Euterpe edulis Mart. em comunidades quilombolas do Vale do Ribeira, «Revista Brasileira de Agroecologia», 7(2): 51-62.

Full text in Portuguese.

New function on tropos: relationships

Now is possible to see if and how two persons/ institutions are related one to another.

On the “list” page of the tropos website, choose two persons/ institutions and see if they are related, and who’s the “bridge” between the two ones.

The results are still limited to a two-step relationship; in other words, if there are three step from one persons/ institution until another one, the relationship won’t be found).