German entourage visit sustainable model for generating income community in Rio Negro

21 of May of 2019 - UEA, Abio and FAS received scientists, businessmen and representatives of the German government as part of the program of Brazil-Germany Seminar Bioeconomy.


In order to share sustainable model of income generation in the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Rio Negro, the University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), the Alliance for Bio-Economy Amazon (ABio) and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) They led a delegation of scientists, businessmen and representatives of the German government to the Tumbira community, benefited from conservation strategies in the Amazon region. The visit is part of the program of Brazil-Germany Seminar Bioeconomy.

The vice-chancellor of UEA, Cleto Leal, He stressed how important it is to give guests a presentation to an Amazon community that despite the simplicity can be transformed through a sustainable model. "Certainly we have taken a new look to the German guests in relation to the Amazon. Knowing our reality we can do several things, maintaining forest, the community and sustainable development. The most important is the traditional knowledge that the community has ", stressed.

The international coordinator of the bio-economy of the German Ministry of Agriculture, Tilman Schachtsiek, said he was impressed by the community's progress since last visit, made two years ago. "We had the same impression when we were here earlier. Therefore, We ask the support of the German government. Since then I saw a quite great development and we are happy that these resources are being used sustainably. The reason we are here is to see the potential of other types of project ", explicou.

For the first time in Brazil, Frank Ordon, President plants Creation Research Institute of Horticulture Germany, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), He said it was an honor to be in a place with lots of information on sustainability, forest productivity and bio-economy. "We are colleagues in medicinal fields and we are happy to see a collaboration with Brazilian scientists. We have a joint project with the JKI, Genetic work with medicinal plants, production of agricultural plants and plant protection for improvement of ecological products. I just realized today that we have some plants in common as salvia, but there are other totally different ", pondered.

For the geneticist Severin Polreich, there is a potential biodiversity in the region and it takes work to deepen this knowledge. "It's no use just talking biodiversity that shows practical examples and do not put this in practice, put your hands dirty, show what's diversity and what you can do with it ", said Severin.

Seminar Bioeconomy

on Tuesday (21), the German delegation to participate in the Brazil-Germany Seminar Bioeconomy, with the theme "Medicinal Plants: connecting Forests, Science and Business ", held in the auditorium of SUS Open University (UNA-SUS), at the School of Health Sciences (ESA / UEA), the avenue Carvalho Leal, No.. 1777, Cachoeirinha.

On Wednesday (22), the delegation travels to the city of Rio de Janeiro, along with researchers at UEA, where is the 7th edition of the international conference Green River, to discuss issues agreed between the governments of Brazil and Germany in the scenario of the Bioeconomy.

Community Tumbira

With 180 people and 35 families, the Tumbira community is a model of the bio-economy and a sustainable model of income generation, with community-based tourism enterprises, which is located within the Rio Negro RDS, a Conservation Unit (UC) where acts FAS, in technical cooperation with the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema).