Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1995
This description of Ronaldo Lima de Oliveira's work was prepared when Ronaldo Lima de Oliveira was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Ronaldo Lima de Oliveira is working both to prevent the destruction of the rain forest and to guarantee the survival of forest communities by creating a model for sustainable agro-economical activities in Brazil's recently-created "extractive reserves." The strategies that he is developing will allow people living in the reserves to meet their food needs and to produce a surplus to be sold in the market, thus enabling them to buy other goods necessary for their family's survival in the forest.
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