Support for research and studies
The Bunge Foundation supports research and studies on sustainable development worldwide, focusing on a different theme each year. This work contributes to including the Bunge Foundation in the global dialogue on sustainability.
2009 - "Conhecer Para Sustentar: Vale do Itajaí" (Knowing to Sustain: Itajaí Valley)
This project was created by the Bunge Foundation after the floods that hit the state of Santa Catarina in 2008. The goal of the "Conhecer para Sustentar" (Knowing to Sustain) project includes the causes of these climatic events and proposes activities that seek a balance between human activity and nature to help prevent new tragedies through sustainable recovery actions.
The project comprehends three phases:
- 1) Sustainable urban actions for a new borough in the city of Gaspar.
- 2) Dissemination of knowledge with the launching of a book and a documentary, and the promotion of seminars.
- 3) Reconstruction of the Gaspar Angélica Costa public school, which was destroyed by the heavy rainfall, under ecologically efficient conditions.