Eletrobras Eletrosul

Eletrosul is a public company controlled by Eletrobrás, linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and created in 1968. The company operates in the areas of energy generation, transmission, trading, and telecommunications. It also heavily invests in research and development, in order to promote the use of alternative energy sources and diversify the Brazilian energy matrix. Headquartered in Florianópolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina, the company has branches in the three states of the Southern Region, and also in Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia. (http://www.eletrosul.gov.br/).



Curitiba City Government

Curitiba is the capital of Paraná, one of the three states of the southern region of Brazil. Located at 934 m above sea level, Curitiba has a population of 1,893,997 inhabitants (IBGE / 2016), and the sum of the people living in  the municipalities of the metropolitan area exceeds 3 million people. The main economic source of the city comes from the tertiary sector. The secondary sector and its large industrial complexes also stand out . Curitiba has its 432 km2 territory almost fully occupied, which takes the local government to plan and implement actions under a metropolitan perspective, in order to maintain and increase the quality of life already achieved. (http://www.curitiba.pr.gov.br/)


Laboratory of Agricultural Mechanization

State University of Ponta Grossa

The Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory (LAMA) – Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Mechanization (Desolo) of the State University of Ponta Grossa (UEPG) – aims to conduct research and extension activities in areas related to food security and rural development. Lama's activities occur in all regions of the State of Paraná and focus on providing practical and technical solutions to producers, consumers and institutions in the agriculture and livestock sector. (https://www.facebook.com/lama.uepg).



State Department of Education

Government of the State of Paraná

The objective of the State Department of Education is to define and implement government policy in the basic education and vocational education areas, aiming at improving the living conditions of the population. The Department holds the responsibility of adjusting supply to demand for basic schooling as a priority, and for educational level, according to government policy, autonomously or in cooperation with municipalities, focusing on the quality of results  (http://www.educacao.pr.gov.br).



Fruit Farmers Cooperative of Nova América da

Colina's region - NOVA CITRUS 

  The Fruit Farmers Cooperative of Nova América da Colina's region - NOVA CITRUS was established on July 1, 2011. Located in the municipality of Nova América da Colina - PR, the cooperative currently has 67 associates who sold in 2015 a total of 316,039 23 kg-boxes of fresh orange. Nova Citrus seeks to organize the production of fresh orange and create new business opportunities for its members.  (https://www.facebook.com/cooperativa.novacitrus).



Brazilian Agricultural Research Company

(Embrapa Floresta)  

 The Embrapa Florestas's mission is to "Provide research, development, and innovation solutions for the sustainability of agriculture and for the benefit of Brazilian society." Its goal is to improve production efficiency, reduce production costs, increase the supply of forest and agricultural products in the market and, at the same time, conserve the environment. Priority themes have always included species of economic, environmental and social appeal. Its target audience varies from forestry companies to family farmers (https://www.embrapa.br/florestas).



Laboratory of Rural Education and Studies on

Agrarian Reform — LECERA

The Laboratory of Rural Education and Studies on Agrarian Reform — LECERA – associated with the Agricultural Sciences Center of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) was founded in 2006. It develops research, teaching and extension activities, especially in the line of politically oriented scientific knowledge for the socially vulnerable populations. Its performance favors the peasants settled  for agrarian reform with the main purpose of economically make their lives in the countryside viable, which binds us politically to rural social movements, notably the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST). Its scientific research line encompasses several fields of knowledge of agronomic and social sciences, marked out by economic, social and environmental sustainability in the production of agroecological healthy food. (http://www.lecera.ufsc.br/)



Management Committee of the Hydrographic Basins

of Tijucas and Biguaçu Rivers and contiguous basins.

The Management Committee of Hydrographic Basins of Tijucas and Biguaçu Rivers and contiguous basins – Tijucas-Biguaçu Committee – is a collegiate body established by State Decree No. 2918 / 2001. The objective is to promote integrated, decentralized and participatory management of water resources in the 14 municipalities which are part of it – Angelina, Antônio Carlos, Biguaçu, Bombinhas, Canelinha, Governador Celso Ramos, Itapema, Leoberto Leal, Major Gercino, Nova Trento, Porto Belo, Rancho Queimado, São João Batista e Tijucas. It consists of 55 member institutions, distributed among the Basin Population, Government and water Users. (http://www.sirhesc.sds.sc.gov.br/)



 Association of  Agroforestry Farmers of

Barra do Turvo e Adrianópolis

The Cooperafloresta was born in 1996 from the organization of Quilombolas farming families in the Ribeira Valley, aiming to overcome the great difficulties in the region. Currently consists of 112 families organized into 22 groups in the municipalities of Barra do Turvo in São Paulo and Adrianople and Bocaiúva do Sul, in the Parana state. We belong to traditional communities recognized as quilombo remnants. Through agroforestry,we maintained the value of our knowledge and feelings about the nature and your functioning. We spent the better understand the great value of people and nature in our region, the Ribeira Valley, where caiçaras, maroon people, indigenous and other traditional peoples, live together in a very intimate relationship with the longest continuous piece of Atlantic forest that remains in the world. (http://www.cooperafloresta.com/)



Credit Cooperative with Free Admission of Associates from Alto Uruguai – SICREDI Alto Uruguai RS/SC 

SICREDI Alto Uruguai RS/SC, with headquarters in the municipality of Rodeio Bonito was founded in April 18, 1981 and has 35 years of history. It operates today, with 27 service units installed in 25 municipalities in the North of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and the West of Santa Catarina, and is one of the credit cooperatives affiliated to the SICREDI System, relying on the strength of over 62,000 associates. With the vision of being recognized by society as a financial cooperative institution, committed to the social and economic development of its members, it develops different activities and programs such as the program Union Makes Life (A União Faz a Vida), the SICREDI Young Leader Program (Líder Jovem), program SICREDI Visitation and the Community (Visitação SICREDI e a Comunidade), the program Sustainable Property (Propriedade Sustentável), the program Grow (Crescer) (cooperative training program), the program Belong (Pertencer) and the program SICREDI Woman (Mulher). Having as one of its guidelines the investment in the development of its members and communities, SICREDI Alto Uruguai RS/SC has maintained partnerships with various entities in order to provide lectures and courses. It offers financial assistance for several entities in order to contribute to the maintenance of its activities. It is through its outreach activities that SICREDI Alto Uruguai RS/SC has earned in its curriculum two cooperative of the year awards, 2008 and 2012; a OCERGS award of Cooperatives in 2014, two trophies and various social responsibility certificates granted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio Grande do Su. (http://www.sicredialtouruguai.coop.br/site/)



Brazilian Agricultural Research Company 

(Embrapa Temperate Climate)   

Embrapa temperate climate, located in Pelotas-RS, is one of the decentralized units of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation-EMBRAPA, linked to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply. Embrapa's mission is to enable solutions for research, development and innovation for sustainability of agriculture, to the benefit of society. As an ecoregional Center, the Unit focuses its activities to the priority production chains (irrigated rice, milk and fruits of temperate climate) and strategic issues in the generation and exchange of knowledge and technologies for sustainable agriculture in the temperate region, in all its dimensions (technical-economic, social, environmental), with emphasis on the rational use of natural resources and biodiversity, on the efficient use of water, nutrients and energy; on strengthening ecosystem services, strategies of integrated pest management and to the principles of conservationist agriculture and Agroecology, favoring the integrated systems of production and the living and adaptation to climate change, stimulating with the teams the necessary actions of research and innovation that can keep Embrapa on the cutting edge of knowledge  (http://www.embrapa.br/clima-temperado)



Federal University of Paraná - UFPR 

The Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) is the oldest institution of learning design as a University of Brazil, founded on December 19, 1912, initially with the name of University of Paraná. Currently, the University facilities are distributed in various campuses in Curitiba and other cities of Paraná. The institution offers 113 graduation courses, 68 masters, 43 doctorate degree, 62 lato sensu specialties, in addition to medical residences, technical courses and distance learning. UFPR appears in several rankings as one of the best institutions of higher education of Brazil, one of the few to be mentioned in international rankings. In the Folha University Rankings 2013, it conquered the 9th place overall and the 6th place in innovation. In the 2013 edition of the QS World University Rankings, it conquered the 37th place among Latin American institutions. (http://www.ufpr.br/)



Alternative and Popular Technologies Center -CETAP

CETAP is a civil society organization, created in the year of 1986, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Its creation was motivated by the perception and need for change of a reality in which social problems in agriculture become increasingly dangerous. Such problems, related to environmental issues of contamination of soil, water, food, and rural workers, as well as genetic erosion, weakened the small family farmers who, concerned, sought in the creation of CETAP, a space for the construction of another technological proposal of organization of production and rural development.  (http://www.cetap.org.br)



Company of Agricultural Research and Rural Extension of Santa Catarina - EPAGRI   

Epagri is a public company, linked to the Santa Catarina State Government through the State Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, which has as mission the knowledge, technology and extension for the sustainable development of rural areas. Its main objectives are to promote the preservation, restoration, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources; seek the competitiveness of agriculture in the State of Santa Catarina facing globalized markets; and promote the improvement of the quality of life of rural and fishing areas. (http://www.epagri.sc.gov.br)




Agronomic Institute of Paraná - IAPAR 

The Agronomic Institute of Paraná (IAPAR) is a body of indirect administration, which has the status of collective person of public law and is linked to the Department of Agriculture and Supply of Paraná. As agricultural research agency, its mission is "to provide innovative solutions to the rural environment and agribusiness." It has as basic objectives the technical and scientific research, the dissemination of knowledge and transfer of technology for the development of the State. Complementing its research activity, IAPAR promotes the diffusion of technology generated both directly, through field days, training, publications, lectures etc, and indirectly, through technical assistance and rural extension.  (http://www.iapar.br)



Caritas Regional of Rio Grande do Sul

Caritas was created in 1956 by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB). It is responsible for the organization of all catholic social action and ensure the distribution of the "Food for Peace" funded by the U.S. Government as one of the axes of a broader program called "Alliance for Progress" released after World War II. The word Caritas comes from Latin and means "charity", that means a practice of solidarity in situations where life is threatened. This is a network of people who associate in groups, communities, parishes, municipalities or regions, and contribute to the experience of solidarity, construction of citizenship and strengthening of democracy through popular organization to reach a just and fraternal society  (http://rs.caritas.org.br)



Association of Municipalities of West Paraná (AMOP)

Founded in 1969, the Association of Municipalities of Western Paraná (AMOP) was created to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of fundamental programs in order to improve the quality of life of the Western Paraná population. Internationally renowned benchmark by the Inter-American Development Bank in terms of efficiency and management, AMOP holds programs and initiatives in permanent advocacy upon municipalism and interest of 52 municipalities, aggregating and representing all the forces of organized society in the region. (http://www.amop.org.br)



Small Farmers Support Center (CAPA)

The Small Farmers Support Center - CAPA is a non-governmental organization, established in 1978, to which endeavors contribute decisively for the social practice and service with the family farming and rural area-related. It is rendered by the family farming affirmation with a focus on four areas: Sustainable local development; Agroecology, food and nutritional security and sovereignty; the women and youth role; the knowledge and institutional development construction and circulation. (http://www.capa.org.br/)



Souza Cruz Institute

The Souza Cruz Institute is a non-governmental, non-profitable nationwide organization, established in July 2000. From different experiences, constantly evaluated and revised, we choose rural areas as the main focus of our actions, addressed to sustainable family farming. In integrated approach to Souza Cruz sustainability model, counting on a qualified team and incorporating business tools, Souza Cruz Institute works cooperatively with rural organizations, introducing innovations and improving its methods of social intervention..(http://www.institutosouzacruz.org.br)



Family Farmers Housing Cooperative (Cooperhaf)

The Family Farmers Housing Cooperative - COOPERHAF was created by the Family Agriculture Workers Federation - FETRAF-SUL/CUT towards the challenge of performing the housing finance programs to reach all municipalities. A pioneering initiative bringing information to its members, gathering groups, assistance in projects submission proceedings, release of funds and accountability, qualify, develops and responsible for the technical design and monitoring construction and renovation of units housing both in rural and urban areas. (http://www.cooperhaf.org.br/)



Humberto de Campos Care Center (NAHC)

Humberto de Campos (NAHC) Care Center is established as a nonprofit civil society organization with philanthropic and educational objectives, which works with prevention, treatment for children, teenagers and adults, rehabilitation and social reintegration of psychoactive substances users and other compulsive disorders, their families and codependents. It promotes generation, development, recovery and application of technologies for the social interest, generates work and income, protection and conservation of the environment and promotion of urban and periurban organic agriculture and communication.  



Third Plan Community

The Third Plan Community has developed rural areas for 22 years, social and educational activities in environmental and solidarity areas. It is a non-profit organization aiming to promote and develop social action programs and fraternal coexistence in harmony with nature by means of several activities such as production of goods, services and solidarity finance, responsible consumption and fair trade. It works through participative management where the 18 current families of agroecological farmers, by the Community Council, elect the priority actions of production sectors as well as the daily activities of the Community.



Rural Youth Development Center


The Rural Youth Development Center – CEDEJOR is a Rural Development Agency entitled to invest in the potential of young people as an entrepreneur and their leadership. Settled through the power of cooperation towards economy strengthening and sustainability and local governance. CEDEJOR nourishes knowledge and offers to rural communities a range of training and support services in order to boost the regional economy, strengthening local shared governance and encouraging social leadership. (http://cedejor.blogspot.com.br/)




Rural Development, Fishery and Cooperative Department  (SDR-RS)

Focused on highlighting social and economic features of family farming, the Rural Development, Fishery and Cooperative Department of Rio Grande do Sul Government – RS-SDR was created in early 2011 in order to formulate, coordinate and implement policies and guidelines to rural development, with the purpose of actions addressed to family farming, Agrarian Reform settlers, fishermen, indigenous and maroon communities, family agribusiness and rural and urban cooperatives. (http://www.sdr.rs.gov.br/)


Bellé Agribusiness

The Bellé Agribusiness, a 15 year-servicer, renders food products free of pesticides and preservatives for a better and healthier life to people. The Agribusiness is associated to AECIA Ecologists Farmers of Antonio Prado and Ipê cooperative, which also sources healthier products to the end consumer's table. (http://familiabelle.blogspot.com.br/)




Municipality of Guaraniaçu

To grow and preserve rendering good, bench practices are the key endeavor of the Municipality of Guaraniaçu, located in the Western Region in the State of Paraná, with 15.583 inhabitants, with its economy based on the agriculture. Thus, the Municipality incites the family farming, bearing in mind the principles of sustainable development. (http://www.guaraniacu.pr.gov.br/)





University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNISUL) 

The University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNISUL) is a multi-campi educational institution guided towards the production, development and propaganda of knowledge, via research, education and extension, in all levels and areas of knowledge, in-person and distance modes. Focusing on the preparation of new generations, since its inception, UNISUL is an instrument of innovation and support of changes in society, focusing on partnerships and alliances with worldwide educational institutions. The University allures students not only from the State but from nationwide not to mention other countries. (http://www.unisul.br/)




Social Service of Commerce of Santa Catarina


Supported by trading entrepreneurs, the SESC is a private entity which is focused on providing the well-being and quality of life of the commerce worker, their families and society. The SESC incites quality education as a key feature guideline towards the citizen development. It indulges the diversity of local culture and it promotes the activities in order to improve the conditions of life on the daily basis of trading, service and tourism workers. Education, Health, Culture, Leisure and Assistance are the playing key profile areas of SESC.  (http://www.sesc-sc.com.br/)




Municipality of Toledo

The Municipality of Toledo, public entity member of the Federative Republic of Brazil and member of the administrative division of the State of Paraná, is entitled to political, administrative, financial and legislative autonomy upon the Federal Constitution, the State of Paraná Constitution and the Ordinance Governing Law, aiming to the territory boundaries, the construction of a free, fair and solidary society. (http://www.toledo.pr.gov.br/)





PariPassu is a company which develops solutions towards food traceability, the quality control of products and processes and on-site field records. The sole purpose of our solutions is to promote the food supply chain by creating environments and tools in view of supporting the transparency, collaboration and simplicity in relationship between the participants involved..(http://www.paripassu.com.br/pt/solucoes/)




Cooperative of Ecology Producers of

Garibaldi (COOPEG)

The Cooperative of Ecology Producers of Garibaldi – COOPEG, legally established on July 25th, 2001 with 31 members, consists of small family farmers units, not only concerned in production and quantitative aspects, but also in creation of a healthier, cleaner and harmonious environment linked with social responsibility. The activity is based on organic production without pesticides. (http://www.coopeg.com.br/)




Reception in the Colony Agritourism Association

The Reception in the Colony is an association of 180 families of farmers, linked to the Accueil Paysan Network, active in France since 1987, and it enables the enhancement of country lifestyle via ecological agritourism, which is a type of tourism which is rendered in rural areas for farmers willing to share their way of life with people from urban areas, sustaining their agricultural activities, providing quality services, inciting and respecting the environment and the local culture.





Popular Education Vianei Center  

The Popular Education Vianei Center is a civil entity organization, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), non-profitable, founded in 1983, engaged in Popular Activities Organizations and in assistance to organized rural workers or in underway process. The activity is concerned in its essence to democratic, participatory, fair and solidary society. It is associated since 1991 to Vianei Association Cooperation and Work, Education, Culture and Heath Exchange – AVICITECS. (http://www.vianei.org.br/)





Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper in Brazil, is a leading producer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, currently has 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized into three business units: Forestry, Paper & Conversion.  (https://www.klabin.com.br/pt/home/) 




Federal University of Santa Catarina 

The Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC, based in Florianópolis, the state capital of Santa Catarina, was founded in December 18, 1960, with the objective of promoting teaching, research and extension. It is a public and free university, considered the fifth best in the country, the sixth in Latin America and number 205 in the world, according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2013.  (http://ufsc.br/)