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A native of Brazil, this UF/IFAS scientist sees soil as the basis for life

March 15, 2022

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, we sat down with Maria Silveira, a professor of soil and water sciences at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Born and raised 90 minutes from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silveira went ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Brazil, Carbon Sequestration, Cattle, Maria Silveira, National Women's Month, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Soil And Water Sciences, Women In Science

Artisanal Soap Keeps Community Clean

April 9, 2019

A study of one Brazilian community finds women entrepreneurs there are recycling cooking oil and making a profit. The artisanal soap they produce from the used oil keeps the community clean by preventing soil and water contamination. Carlita ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Brazil, Carlita Fiestas-Nunez, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sustainable Industries, UF Student Compost Cooperative

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