TheFOB dreams of a country where all people feel that they belong Belonging is one of the pillars for a healthy society! In our modern-capitalist society, unfortunately not everyone "belongs" as there are problems of isolation such as homelessness, prison, asylums and various degrees of populations being marginalized. Is utopia a scenario where everyone feels like they belong, when everyone...
What is Pirarucu? The sustainable handling of Pirarucu or Arapaima, a native Brazilian fish that weighs up to 200 kilos and is more than 2 meters long is developing increasingly. It is taking place in 7 extractive reserves supervised by the respected Chico Mendes Institute, and the Brazilian federal government in the northern states of Amazonas and Acre. The activity benefits...
Carnival blocks, what? They can be categorised as groups of people who go to the streets throughout Carnival season in a more or less organised way. In Brazilian Portuguese this would be called, "Blocos de Carnaval". How do Carnival street parties work? Generally, the carnival blocks follow predefined urban paths (main streets and avenues in the cities). They are popular and very...
Artisanal handicrafts are a culture thing! The diverse nature of Brazilian culture has resulted in unique, innovative and wonderful art characterized by the mixture or prominence of Indigenous, African or European influences. Not a lot of people know this, but Brazil has also experienced great influxes of immigrants from Japan and the Middle East. In the complex, modern, contemporary...
Who are the Yawanawá? Yawanawá is an indigenous tribal group from the Amazon. The Yawanawá people in Brazil are located in the state of Acre, in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon Forest. There are over 1000 Yawanawá, living in 7 tribal villages. The name Yawanawá translates as ‘The People of the Wild Boar’. In Brazil, the largest country in South...
Trees are Life Full of variety, nourishment and growth, can't even imagine a life without trees. Embaúba The Embaúba (Cecropia obtusifolia) is a Brazilian tree known for regenerating the forests! The species produces a large quantity of seeds: it is estimated that about one million of them can be found in only one kilo. This tree is found in riparian woods mainly...

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