Extensão rural e valorização dos saberes/fazeres da comunidade Quilombola Kalunga de Monte Alegre de Goiás (GO)

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The research developed in the Graduate Stricto Sensu Program in Geography through the Federal University of Goiás – Regional Catalão (in the state of Goiás, Brazil) has as centrality to identify and comprehend how is developed the policy of Technical Assistence and Rural Extension (Ater) in Kalunga Quilombo Community by public and private enterprises. The used methodology is based on qualitative research, developed in three stages: bibliographical research: included the bibliographic gathering, based in the identification of books, scientific articles, master and Ph.D. thesis and newspapers which treat about the proposed theme; documental research: analysis supported in documents about practices in rural extension in the communities; field research: point where we prioritized procedures as observation as participant and register of the observations in field journal. Located in the Northeast of the state of Goiás, the municipality of Monte Alegre de Goiás is inhabited by the Kalunga Quilombo Community, a descendant of slave workers in the goldmines of the North of Captaincy of Goiás in the 18th century. In the region composed by the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre de Goiás, Teresina de Goiás, Arraias and Paranã (the last two located in the state of Tocantins), is territorialized the Kalunga Quilombo Community. Thus as happen in other areas occupied by the descendant population of members of the quilombos in Brazil, the Kalunga Quilombo territory suffers from the delay in the process of land expropriation by existing landowners in the marked territory. This is due to the slowness of the Brazilian State in consolidating the policies of support and protection of the minorities which determine the existing regulations. The conditions of access to the public policies in the Community is a practical example of the dispensed treatment by the State to the traditional communities. Among the inconsistent policies in the Kalunga Community are the technical assistance and rural extension, which the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) and state government are responsible. The actions of Ater when performed happen with inappropriate methodologies which do not respect the existing knowledge/practices in the Community. In this research, we looked for showing these methodologies and discuss other alternatives in the rural extension which may aggregate agroecological e cultural practices and which may be territorialized in the Kalunga Quilombo Community. Thus, we believe Ater employed with an adequate methodology could reverberate in the strengthening of the (Re)Existence and food sovereignty in the Community.



Agroecologia, Extensão rural, Kalunga, Politicas públicas, (RE)existência, Saberes, Agroecology, Rural extension, Kalunga, Public policies, (Re)existence, Knowledge


SANTOS, Valmir Crispim dos. Extensão rural e valorização dos saberes/fazeres da comunidade Quilombola Kalunga de Monte Alegre de Goiás (GO). 2015. 206 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Geografia) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2015.