Laury Cullen Jr.

2004 Associate Laureate, Environment
Brazil, Born 1966

Project Goal

Create an alliance between farmers, landowners and local government to protect Brazil’s forests

Location: Brazil

"We teach farmers that by using agroforestry principles they can bring back the productivity of the land.”

For the past nine years, Brazilian forestry engineer Laury Cullen Jr. has coordinated efforts to conserve remaining fragments of the Atlantic Forest that once occupied much of eastern Brazil. Working with small landholders, he is proving that agroforestry techniques can revive degraded soil while saving the forest and its exceptional fauna.

He now plans to increase the number of forested corridors in the state of São Paulo and to help more than 400 new families to earn a living based on agroforestry.

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