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Culture and agriculture : resilience and transformation of the Kraho agricultural system

Fernando de Niemeyer
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Maria Manuela Ligeti Carneiro Carneiro da Cunha; Laure Emperaire
Advisor: Mauro Willian Barbosa de Almeida

This work addresses the processes of production and appropriation of biological diversity drawing on a case study conducted among the Crao, a ge-timbira group from the Tocantins cerrado. The research seeks to understand the characteristics of the craho agricultural system and the structure that underlies the processes of resilience and transformation of this system. With a strategic look on a specific village - the Morro do Boi village - we seek to understand the processes whereby plants, seeds, knowledge and people move through complex networks involving indians, non-indians and other non-human agents. We will also see how categories such as "agrobiodiversity" and "traditional knowledge" became part of the crao universe, and how they are being perceived and elaborated by them in the current interethnic context (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/03634-2 - Agricultural transformations ín Krahô society
Grantee:Fernando de Niemeyer
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master