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Small-scale gold mining and the COVID-19 pandemic: Conflict and cooperation in the Brazilian Amazon

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Author(s):
Calvimontes, J. [1] ; Massaro, L. [2, 1] ; Araujo, C. H. X. [3] ; Moraes, R. R. [1] ; Mello, J. [1] ; Ferreira, L. C. [1] ; de Theije, M. [2]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Ctr Environm Studies & Res, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Amsterdam - Netherlands
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, USP Ctr Responsible Min, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND SOCIETY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL; v. 7, n. 4, p. 1347-1350, NOV 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic exposes both conflict and cooperation in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon. Reporting on the experiences of artisanal and small-scale gold miners (garimpeiros, in Brazilian Portuguese), we show how, on the one hand, the pandemic challenges an already precarious working system that could lead garimpeiros, often invisible to public policies, to positions of further vulnerability; and, on the other hand, highlights the capacity of garimpeiros to self-organize and navigate the difficulties by finding alternative solutions to cope with the crisis. This leads us to argue that emerging strategies of cooperation, related to self-organization and communication channels have the potential to provide experiences useful for processes of conflict transformation in the post-crisis. We acknowledge that much depends on the severity of the crisis and its manifestations in the region; nevertheless, the potential for constructive outcomes from the crisis should not be disregarded. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/09709-9 - Trajectories and transformations: possible futures of artisanal gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon
Grantee:Jorge Calvimontes Ugarte
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 20/07985-6 - Land use change dynamics in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining areas in the Brazilian Amazon
Grantee:Luciana Massaro
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 18/50033-6 - Sustainability transformations in artisanal and small scale gold mining: a multi actor and trans regional perspective
Grantee:Lúcia da Costa Ferreira
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants