Vale do Ribeira

The Vale do Ribeira is a socio-biological rich region, near one of the largest economic capital of Latin America.

MAÍS worked in this region between 2008 and 2011, supporting the Ribeira Valley program of the Instituto Socioambiental. Also the Italian NGO RE.TE is partner in this project, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-finances it.

In this project, I manage the institutional relationship, as well the implementation. I make some specific activity too, in particular the strengthening of the petty agriculture and the conservation of the ancient seeds. See the video about the traditional seeds exchange fair, the news about the fair I edition (2008) and about the II edition (2009) (in Portuguese).