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Ecological and social aspects of communitarian management of andiroba (Carapa guianensis) in the municipality of Almeirim - Pará (BR)

Grant number: 14/06858-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2015
Effective date (End): March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Forest Management
Principal researcher:Edson José Vidal da Silva
Grantee:Júlia Teixeira Martins
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Nowadays the new term "Non-Timber Forest Products" is expanding due to its huge importance in economic activity terms from the international market to Forest Communities' income increasing, using non-timber products as a major household survival source. The main goal of valuing these new products is related to sustainable forest management in order to promote the conservation of standing forest and its biodiversity. However there is a lack of studies on the ecological aspects of these species and techniques for the sustainable management of non-timber forest products. Hence, this work aims to analyse and retrieve data on the ecological aspect of Carapa guianensis Aublet ( Andiroba ) as well as community organization's aspects associated with the production and marketing of oil extracted from the seeds of the species . Data on population structure, regeneration and productivity of the species, Andiroba's oil processing and marketing, and traditional knowledge of extractive communities in the region of Almerim - Pará (BR) will be obtained.

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