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The transformations of the landscape and the dialogue of knowledge as the base for the conservator's agricultural management

Grant number: 17/01373-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:João Osvaldo Rodrigues Nunes
Grantee:Jessica de Sousa Baldassarini
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The agricultural soil conservationist planning and management, to be based on the rational use, economically viable and natural environmentally sustainable element, must be guided in an articulation geographical construction between the natural dynamics and the use and geographical space occupation by social subjects. This construction becomes effective by the academic and scientific knowledge merger and popular knowledge, resulting in a know-how dialogue that allow thinking and acting towards a participatory, sustainable and ecological agriculture. Through a geography and environmental areas combination though the humanities, complex dialogical knowledge and agro-ecology dialogue, proposes to constitute the basis for the conservation planning policies of agricultural soil elaboration as socially collective praxis. This research aims is to carry out the transformations of the landscape diagnosis and land use considering the spatialization and correlations between four main elements: agricultural crops, management ways, environmental conditions and yield. These elements will serve as a basis for the construction of the conservation planning of the agricultural soil of a country estate in Getulina (SP), Brazil. The analysis will leave, at the rural property level, the productive tradition historical reconstruction on the local ecosystem, based on local subjects and technical expertise knowledge, built by landscape analysis and different temporalities mapping, as well as for the understanding of the attributes of the soil, trying to identify how these respond productive dynamics and applied management. Using the geostatistics, these elements mapping, with the interpolation by kriging, will form a database that will allow for the correlation between the mapped elements and will subsidize, in detail level, the conservation and management measures implementation, based on Agroecology, while searching for sustainable agro-ecosystems, with the knowledges dialogue, which values the local agroecosystems knowledge and arises as a strategy to counter environmental problems. This approach aims to contribute to the new aspects incorporation in natural resource planning policies, advancing beyond the agronomic and soil diagnostics, seeking to incorporate the factors involved complexity in triggering environmental and social degradation in brazilian rural areas. (AU)

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BALDASSARINI, Jessica de Sousa. The crisis of nature-society relation: a dialogue in search of (re)connections. 2021. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Presidente Prudente Presidente Prudente.

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