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Xingu Seed Network Tui Anandi

In this radio episode, we speak to Claudia Araújo, a forest engineer who co-manages the Xingu Seed Network (Rede de Sementes do Xingu), a seed distribution network led primarily by women and Indigenous and traditional peoples. Claudia talks with us about community mobilisations against deforestation, muvuca direct seeding approaches and communication networks, and the political challenges of doing socio-environmental work in Brazil at this time.

Interviewers: Danilo Urzedo and Michelle Westerlaken

Producer: Pedro Augusto

Language note: This interview takes place in Portuguese.

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This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Araújo, Claudia, Danilo Urzedo, and Michelle Westerlaken, "Claudia Araújo: Community Seed Networks in Brazil," Smart Forests Atlas (2022), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/claudia-araujo/. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10686675.

Header image credit: A seed collector from the Xingu Seed Network. Image source: Tui Anandi, Xingu Seed Network [photograph]. Retrieved 24 August 2022, from https://atlasofthefuture.org/project/xingu-seed-network/

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