Valter Ziantoni


Valter is a specialist on agroforestry with over 15 years of experience in project management, forest inventory, monitoring of native species of plants and classification of forest products in the Amazon. He has extensive experience in rural economy and working with sustainable development models. He has worked abroad (Laos and Turkey), in remote and conflict areas. He has also done volunteer work, mainly in Africa and Asia. He has a lot of experience in the development and application of local knowledge acquisition tools. He has led research projects in the R&D section of the farm Fazenda da Toca.

He has a degree in Forest Engineering from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and a MSc. in Agroforestry Design from Bangor University. He also specialized in management at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and in international relations at UFPR. His master’s thesis was developed in Lake Tanganyika (Zambia), as he worked together with ICRAF in the application of local indigenous knowledge in systematized solutions for sustainable projects.

Cropping systems for the next generations

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