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The socioeconomics of family and community management of forest seeds in the headwaters of the Xingu River in Mato Grosso

Grant number: 12/10142-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Nature Conservation
Principal Investigator:Edson José Vidal da Silva
Grantee:Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):12/23464-0 - The tropical forestry seeds in the community rural economy from Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon, BE.EP.MS


The present study aims to evaluate the family and community management of forest seeds as an alternative socio-economic development forward to the analysis of the governance structure and social networks, as well as financial aspects and the social and environmental benefits provided to communities of collectors located in the headwaters of the Xingu River in Mato Grosso. Of the 11 core collectors who make up the Xingu Seed Network (RSX) will be studied three cores that is considered as models. The social network will be evaluated against community relations, organizational and production aspects (collection, processing and storage). The social and environmental benefits will be analyzed by means of the indicator of sustainable rural livelihoods involving the effects of seed production in forest natural, physical, social, financial and human factor. The financial aspects are analyzed in comparison with other productive activities adopted by the communities, using the criteria for economic evaluation NPV, IRR, benefit-cost ratio and opportunity cost. The governance structure will involve the legal control by the laws of forest seeds, as well as the political perception of the collectors from an approach oriented by actors. The data collected will be systematized and analyzed as to the success of the production system according to economic, social and environmental indicators.

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Scientific publications
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URZEDO, D. I.; VIDAL, E.; SILLS, E. O.; PINA-RODRIGUES, F. C. M.; JUNQUEIRA, R. G. P.. Tropical forest seeds in the household economy: effects of market participation among three sociocultural groups in the Upper Xingu region of the Brazilian Amazon. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, v. 43, n. 1, p. 13-23, . (12/10142-4, 12/23464-0)
Academic Publications
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URZEDO, Danilo Ignacio de. Moving into resumption: Socioeconomic of forest seeds production in the Upper Xingu of the Brazilian Amazon. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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