Agro Reforestation Project - Aims and Objectives
Our aim is to regenerate the rich variety of wildlife, birds, insects, animals into a naturally thriving environment - restoring the original Atlantic Forest of the region.
Project director Cristina Carneiro de Mendonça has been successful in forging a partnership with the official conservation agency for the State of Rio de Janeiro
EMATER - Rio.
Technical assistance and environmental guidance is being provided by EMATER - Rio.
The Farm - Environmental Regeneration
Santo Adolfo is a small family farm in the Municipality of Valença, 168 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro and 1 kilometre from Serra da Beleza, a majestic mountain range and part of a designated protected area of natural beauty.
The farm has been divided by EMATER - Rio in three areas:
Area 1- Sistema Agroflorestal
A selection of native Atlantic Forest trees to include : rare trees, hardwood trees, fruit trees and flowering trees. Some examples are Jacaranda, Pau Brasil, Cedars, Eritrinas, Cassias, Goiabeiras, Cambuca, Ingás.
Área 2- Bananeiral
In the marsh area a Banana Prata (Musa SP) plantation intersperses with Açai, palmito Pupunha, taioba, pumpkin.
Area 3 - Pomar Agroflorestal
A tropical orchard in the area behind the Curral adjacent to 3 natural water springs. A selection of fruit trees to include jambo, jabuticaba, grumixáma, a variety of citrus, as well as manioc, maize and pumpkin.
Forest Engeneer Renato de Vasconcelos Barros - consultant of the project Renato is the owner of the Nursery in Valença Viveiro de Mudas the provenance of most of the native trees, fruit trees, flowering trees and ornamentals from the Atlantic Forest.
Renato is holding a bunch of ripe apple bananas planted way back by Cristinas grandmother Dona Nair.
Dr. Angela Robb.
MA Cambridge :MBBChir ( bachelor of surgery and medicine Cambridge)
FRCGP Fellow of Royal College of GP
DRCOG Diploma of Royal College of obstetricians and gynaecologists
LLB ( bachelor of law . University of Central Lancashire. 1st class Hons).