Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Gruinvild: Sustainable Agriculture
Published on June 1, 2020 um 23:31
Explain your idea in details:
The idea aims to raise funds for the creation of Gruinvild, a non-profit organization focused on the sustainable development of family farming and small agribusiness, with a focus on the production of fruit and vegetables, as well as the preservation of Atlantic Forest(Mata Atlântica) remnants. that are inside rural properties (creation of RPPNs) in the State of Espirito Santo-Brazil. Gruinvild's preliminary objective is to disseminate Environmental Education to all farmers and their dependents, as well as entrepreneurial education.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The promotion and implementation of sustainable family farming Estado do Espirito Santo-Brasil has the ability to impact sustainable development, as it proposes the use of techniques, management and technologies that reduce the impact of the production of vegetables, fruits and eggs on the environment. The goals for achieving sustainability are: reforestation and the creation of RPPN (Private Reserve of Natural Heritage); the low-cost development of a biodiesel plant based on residual vegetable oil to supply the two-wheel tractor; adequate soil management plan and management of water resources; decrease the school dropout rate of children and adolescents who are children of farmers and the diffusion of environmental education. Evaluations will be carried out on production capacity, producing more with less. Verification of Increase or decrease of native tree cover on the properties benefited by the project and with the help of universities to check the levels of CO2 emissions annually.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
An idea will be structured as a non-profit social enterprise, services and products offering to promote sustainability in the field. The sources of funding will be large international (national) and national organizations. For research and development of products and processes used in agricultural production, the financing editors of FAPES (Foundation for Support to Research and Innovation of the Spirit) and international entities will be applied. Gruinvild already has a small collaboration proposal from "Fazenda Experimental, which is a Complementary Body of the Northern University Center of Espírito Santo-UFES", will seek further partnerships with both national and international research and extension agencies, as well as NGOs in view of exchange knowledge.
I am Gislaine Ferreira de Sousa, I was born in the state of Espírito Santo-Brazil, I am 28 years old, I have a lato sensu specialization certificate in Environmental Management and Education, currently pursuing a Professional Master in Socioeconomic Environmental Sustainability at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). I worked in 2019 as a professor of entrepreneurship in the state education network of Espírito Santo - Brazil and, in this position, I was the supervisor of the research project Sala Verde Empreendedora, winner in two categories of Mateense Science and Engineering Feira - FEMACE. Family agricultural production is very strong in my state, but it constantly suffers from water scarcity caused by deforestation in the past, with input prices, erosion and the price of diesel used in machinery and making production more expensive, as well I study sustainability to bring solutions that harm the environment less and that produce more with less.
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