Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1990
This description of Antonio Luiz Batista de Macêdo's work was prepared when Antonio Luiz Batista de Macêdo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Antonio Luiz Macedo, a rubber tapper, is experimenting with many new ways of making the rain forest more productive. If he succeeds in making Jurua, a large Amazonian extractive reserve on the Bolivian border, an economic and organizational success, this new approach in harmonizing the needs of people and the forest will gain great new credibility.
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