Atalanta in SC, has 90% of registered properties in the CAR. know howTuesday March 29th, 2016
Agriculture and forestry are the main economic activities of Atalanta, county 200 km from Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. With a land area of 95 km2, the location is one of the champions in registration in the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR): 90% of 790 rural properties in the municipality are already registered. Watch here the video of the experience.
Of the total farms property is 38% less than 10 hectares, 60% are between 10 and 50 hectares and only 2% is between 50 and 100 hectares.
Note that this result was achieved only after the public hearings conducted by the Municipality with the support of Apremavi , the Rural Union, the Bank of Brazil and community leaders.
Also contributed free technical support provided by the city in the registration of rural properties. This support was carried out in line with Bylaw No. 1383, 2014. The mapping was carried out by a registration system developed by the Association of Municipalities of Alto Vale do Itajaí – Amavi, with high-resolution images provided by the State Government , which facilitated and guaranteed accuracy in the mapping of small properties.
The system is integrated into the National SICAR and allows all information generated remain in a database of the Municipality and Amavi and can be used in the formulation of public policies and also by landowners with INCRA, the Bank of Brazil and other organs.
Wigold to Schaffer, the Apremavi consultant, “CAR success at Atalanta municipality shows the importance of the participation of the government in the implementation of environmental policies. The Tarciso Polastri Mayor is committed to provide technical support to farmers in the registration and personally conducted three public hearings in which the advantages of registration and also the restrictions and penalties on those who do not cadastrassem your properties have been explained, “he explains.
Atalanta example shows that compliance with the Forest Code is fully feasible and within the period stipulated by federal law, including in the cities is dominated by micro and small properties. Importantly, for example, that the measure brings no loss of area or damage to agriculture and livestock.
Among the benefits of this experience, we highlight:
- The areas of legal reserve and permanent preservation areas, such as the banks of rivers and lakes, springs and hillsides were marked connectivity, forming micro-ecological corridors.
- 32% of Atalanta territory is covered by natural forests.
- Only 80 hectares of Permanent Preservation Areas and Legal Reserves need to be recovered, which represents less than 1% of the total area of the municipality.
- 13% of the territory are pine and eucalyptus reforestation, representing an important source of raw materials and income for the properties.
- The CAR’s data will be useful for owners better plan land use and also for the planning of public policies such as the Municipal Plan for Conservation and Recovery of the Atlantic Forest, set out in the Atlantic Forest Law.
- Conservation of forest remnants and the recovery of those areas of permanent preservation and legal reserves today devoid of forests will be beneficial for all, especially for farmers, which will be free of assessments of environmental agencies.
- Environmental regulation will help landowners to maintain their ability to access to agricultural credit, contracting agricultural insurance and exemption from ITR, in addition to ensure the continuity of its relations with the market based on legality.
- The recovery areas will ensure the formation of ecological corridors for the fauna and flora, the protection of springs and rivers, the reduction of pests like mosquitoes rubbery and improvement of the landscape and the quality of life for the entire population.
Photo: Wigold Schaffer