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BJF at leading Agro-fair in Santana do Araguaia

The Black Jaguar Foundation participated in the main agricultural fair in Santana do Araguaia for the first time! The fair provided a great means of expanding our reach in the region, building relationships with rural landowners, and making new partnerships possible.

The event lasted five days and throughout this time our team welcomed hundreds of visitors to our booth. Our visitors included rural landowners, governmental representatives, local leaders, and locals interested in the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.


We were invited to give a lecture on the Environmental Regulation procedures conducted by the Black Jaguar Foundation. In the lecture, Marcelle Grumberg, our Rural Partnerships Coordinator, and Carlos Eduardo Oliveira, our Field Coordinator, highlighted the importance of ecological restoration in the region and explained how local landowners benefit from a partnership with the Black Jaguar Foundation.


Together with our team of specialists, Ben Valks, our initiator, was given the opportunity to talk to governmental representatives in the region. We spoke with Zequinha Marinho, the senator of Santana do Araguaia, Toni Cunha and professor Nilse, state deputies, and Eduardo Alves Conti, the mayor of Santana do Araguaia.

All of them showed a great deal of enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.

Our participation in Santana do Araguaia’s annual agricultural fait showed that we truly value the agricultural sector in the region, and that we are here to add value to rural properties and create positive win-win-win partnerships with local landowners. We aim to create partnerships in which everyone wins: agricultural producers, local landowners, the planet, and of course, all living things in this and in future generations!

Finally, we would like to thank the “Da Aparecida” restaurant for showing us great hospitality throughout the whole event. We are also incredibly grateful to the representatives of the Syndicate of rural producers of Santana do Araguaia: namely André Felipe Klein (president), his wife Ângela, César Gonzaga (vice president), and Rodolfo Valladão. None of this would have been possible without them!