Founder and CEO
Pretaterra Consultoria Agroflorestal e Regenerativa
Valter is a forestry engineer with an MSc in agroforestry. He developed his Master's at Lake Tanganyika, Zambia, working with local indigenous knowledge in agroforestry. Valter has more than 18 years’ experience in agroforesttry, including project management and coordination, native inventories and monitoring, classification of wood products and non-timber forest products in the Amazon. He has an extensive experience in the rural economy and sustainable development models, with international management and leadership positions at UNDP and FAO. He developed several volunteer projects, mainly in Africa and Asia, and coordinated research projects that helped to consolidate productive processes for large-scale agroforestry projects. Enthusiastic about transparency, sharing, empowerment and collaboration between people, Valter is also passionate about wildlife and survivalist practices. He is a farmer and founder of PRETATERRA. In the search for resilient systems, he has travelled to more than 100 countries, learning about ancient food production practices and sustainable organisation techniques.