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Stakeholder-relevant documents: Research results for download


Material cross-cutting issues 
INNOVATE's Guidance Manual
A compilation of actor-relevant content extracted from scientific results of the INNOVATE project. Access the book here. Its also available in Portuguese. Its a compilation of almost all parts of our project.

"Education Days"

In 2014, we did two series of so-called education-days. You can now download the document in Portuguese language here. The booklet contains short texts and several of the posters presented in the municipalities of Itacuruba, Floresta and Petrolândia.
Survey Summary: the functioning of the CBHSF
The analysis of the Itaparica area has been complemented by studying governance of the entire watershed of the São Francisco River. The River Basin Committee of the São Francisco River (CBHSF) is considered a major stakeholder for implementing project measures. Find the summary (Portuguese) of a survey realized in 2014 on the functioning of the committee here.
Video Land and Water
The video which was developed by the Research Group Society and Nature of the UFPE explores the current local agricultural situation of the resettled perimeters after the construction of the hydropower dam. In interviews, smallholder farmers, consultants and representatives of involved firms talk about environmental and social problems as well as institutional deficiencies which negatively affect the life of those resettled. The video can be watched here.
Map of Petrolândia
The quality of maps to be found in the study region is low, but by evaluating the application potential of Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) as an instrument for including social values in ecosystem service (ESS) in a map of the Petrolândia municipality, Sarah Gottwald, in her master thesis, aimed at enhancing the existing cartographic database.
Leaflet & Video Constellation Analysis

The Constellation Analysis is a bridging concept. It structures the collection of information and organizes it visually in order to derive a shared understanding. You can download a leaflet describing Constellation Analysis in WOCAT* style here or watch the video here.
Leaflet Bayesian Networks

The principle of Bayesian Network modelling is the integration of multiple issues and system components, integrating information from different sources and handling missing data and uncertainty. The outcome may be recommendations that support local management decision-making. You can download a leaflet describing Constellation Analysis in WOCAT* style here.
The leaflet Caatinga – conhecer para preservar (knowing in order to preserve) from 2014 explains general features and characteristic plants of the Caatinga biome as well as its important role for the population. While presenting the Caatinga’s beauty in text and photos, therefore giving incentives to appreciate nature in general, it aims at promoting and discussing the necessity of sustainable use of tropical dry forests’ resources.

Leaflet Protected Areas

Many areas of the Caatinga are degraded through overgrazing and show low tree density and vegetation cover along with bad soils. Protected areas, where the typical species are conserved, are important because they represent source habitats for restoration of degraded or species-poor Caatinga. The leaflet (in portuguese) gives a practical understanding on how to implement and manage such areas.
Comic Zé da Jia
In the leaflet of “cordel literature” Zé da Jia explores the benefits of amphibians in combating crop pests. Farmers can take advantage of biodiversity in their cropping areas by maintaining amphibian habitats instead of applying pesticides. Download the file here (portuguese).
Leaflet & Video Biological Pest Control

The technology described here aims to support and utilize the potential of amphibians (such as frogs and toads) as biocontrol agents –as an alternative to agrochemicals in crops. You can download a leaflet describing Constellation Analysis in WOCAT* style here or watch the video here.
Report Serra da Canoa
The Serra da Canoa has been a protected area since 2012; it has also been suggested that it become a priority conservation area. Our project used the Serra da Canoa as reference for low anthropic impacts to compare the diversity of plants, amphibians and reptiles with other areas of the region (Floresta, Itacuruba e Petrolândia). This report summarizes the main results of the biodiversity evaluation.
Sustainable Management - Land
Leaflet Agriculture
Irrigation farming often goes along with the intense use of herbicides and pesticides as well as poor irrigation systems, which may lead to soil salinization. The leaflet (portuguese) presents sustainable practices which also have the potential of increasing production.
Leaflet Livestock management

Most of the Caatinga area is grazed by goats, sheep and cattle. Especially during droughts, cacti and macambira are used as livestock fodder. The leaflet (portuguese) gives recommendations of sustainable practices regarding quantites, timing,, and methods of animal feed management in the Caatinga.
Leaflets Hay and Silage

Feed shortage in the dry season and in drought years is a major challenge and limiting factor for livestock production. With the leaflets on hay and silage (both in Portuguese) we aimed at spreading knowledge about forage conservation as a promising strategy that is still not common among farmers.
Sustainable Management - Water
Discussion paper on reservoir management

The construction and operation of large dams triggered discussions about the environmental and social benefits and costs. The discussion paper Towards a more ecologically-oriented reservoir management (portuguese) analyzed different options for ecological reservoir management by testing release rules for the Sub-Middle and Lower São Francisco River Basin.
Leaflet Green Liver System

The recent development of commercial aquaculture is threatening water quality in the reservoir through surplus fish feed, droppings, fish pharmaceuticals or when fish pond effluents enter the reservoir without cleaning. The “Green Liver System” uses aquatic plants, established in artificial wetlands, to remove, transfer, stabilize or eliminate pollutants in wastewater from fish farms. You can download a leaflet describing Constellation Analysis in WOCAT* style here.
Aquaponic Model
The aquaponics model is an integrated aquaculture and plant production system allowing for nutrient recycling. We developed a manual with technical instructions and potential research questions.
Map of Conflicts: Artisanal x Commercial Fisheries
We have mapped present fish farming enterprises along the Itaparica reservoir. The map indicates  areas of conflict with traditional fishery. Access the Portuguese map here (English coming soon).
* WOCAT is the acronym for World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (https://www.wocat.net/). We jointly developed a synthesis book for stakeholders - "Making sense of research for sustainable land management" - based on scientific results of the twelve regional projects within the Sustainable Land Management program (Module A) of the German BMBF.

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