The restructuring work on the productive activities of the resettled people by the Minas-Rio project was already planned during the resettlement period, since Synergia was also responsible for the Basic Environmental Plans (PBAs) for Resettlement and Socioeconomic Monitoring of the families.
Thus, the actions of orientation and training of farmers and actions for the development of productive systems in the new properties were integrated into the monitoring of the socioeconomic conditions of the families after the relocation. This favored the results obtained by the project to be dimensioned, proving the effective improvement in the quality of life of the participants.
The project acted globally, relying on the diagnosis of farmers and properties. In this way, it was possible to indicate the productive potential and develop technical guidance and agricultural training, the supply of inputs and technical advice for the implementation of productive projects for each family served. Thus, the construction of corrals, the implantation of mechanized milking systems, irrigation systems for vegetables, and other benefits, were directed according to the needs of each production, together with due technical monitoring.
Fabio Marçal, project manager at Synergia, praises the importance of work for the local community and highlights one of the positive results that could be seen. For him, “there was a large rural exodus here, but we are already starting to see children of resettled people who are returning to the lands to work with their parents. This is what we expect: that families are fixed on the land and can continue their lives as members of rural communities.”
Business Sector: Public Management
Location: Minas Gerais
Period: 2012 - 2015
Client: Anglo American
Scope: Conceição do Mato Dentro, Dom Joaquim and Alvorada de Minas, MG
Goal: Maintain or improve the productive and socioeconomic conditions of 47 families resettled involuntarily due to the proximity to the activities of the Mining Company.
Results: Conflict reduction in the relationship between entrepreneurs and the community; training and qualification of agricultural production that generated social and economic improvements for families.
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