Jutta Schmidt Machado
PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Jutta Schmidt S. Machado works as consultant for

for public, private and civil society organizations in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Contact: jsm(at)forum-global.de


Work experience:

Independent Consultant

August 2006 - Present

Working as international consultant for Social Impact Analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation, Natural Resource Management for international organizations and private companies in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Research Associate - University of Cologne

March 2003 - July 2006

Research Associate, Responsible for the social and economical branch of the Brazilian-German Programme BIOCAPSP (Biodiversity in Fragmented Landscapes in the Atlantic Plateau in the Region of São Paulo) funded by CNPq and the German Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF)

Consultant - GFA Terra Systems GmbH, Hamburg

December 2001 - February 2003

Junior Expert - GFA Terra Systems GmbH / GTZ-project PRORENDA RURAL CE, Brazil

October 2000 - November 2001

Consultant in own company (GbR), Cologne

1999 - 2000

Scholarship - ASA-Programme/CDG, Bonn and CED/Cameroon

08/1997 - 10/1997

Study: "Comparative Analysis of Baka and Bantu Agricultural Production Systems"


Schmidt Machado, Jutta; Machado, Jorge (2014) Alemanha tem primeiro projeto estatal para melhoria da Wikipedia do mundo. In: Open Knowledge Brasil, 06.10.2014.

Schmidt-Silva Machado, Jutta (2012) Landnutzung, Biodiversität und Naturschutz. Eine Fallstudie über die Nutzung privater Waldfragmente der Mata Atlântica im Biosphärenreservat Grüngürtel der Stadt São Paulo, Brasilien. Dissertation, Universität zu Köln. kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/4818/4/Schmidt_Machado_Landnutzung_Biodiversitaet_Naturschutz.pdf

Translated title:

Schmidt-Silva Machado, Jutta (2012) Land Use, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation. A Case Study on the Use of Private Forest Fragments of the Atlantic Forest in the São Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve, Brazil. PhD thesis, University of Cologne.

Translated abstract:
The Brazilian Atlantic Forest, the Mata Atlântica, is a prime hot spot of biodiversity, and therefore, it has priority protection status in the global community. Within the past 500 years, the stock of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest has been reduced from over one million square kilometers to just seven to eleven percent of the original extent of the biome. About two-thirds of the Mata Atlântica is privately owned, and despite numerous conservation initiatives, deforestation and threats to animal and plant species persist. This PhD thesis explores the use and management of private forest fragments of the Atlantic Forest in the São Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve, and illustrates the complex interdependence of land use, biodiversity, and nature conservation. This study aims to identify the specific uses and perception of the Mata Atlântica and other local forms of land use by traditional farmers, Japanese immigrants, and the urban population and analyzes the internal and external factors influencing the implementation of conservation policies. As important forest fragments are located in close proximity to the mega city of São Paulo, this study also examines the influence of the commute of inhabitants of the agglomeration of São Paulo to the neighboring communities and the resulting pressure on forest fragments. For the collection of qualitative and quantitative data, an 18-month field research project was conducted in the municipality of Ibiúna in the São Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve between 2003 and 2005.

Dittmar Jenrich and Jutta Schmidt Machado for the GFA Consulting Group GmbH on behalf of The World Bank:
The World Bank (2006) Guinea-Bissau. Land Tenure Issues and Policy Study (P095319) https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/12465/689840ESW0P0950re0Issues000Policies.txt?sequence=2

Jell, Britta; Schmidt-Silva Machado, Jutta: 2002: "Collaborative Management of the National Park Lobéké, Potentials and Constraints involving the local Population". Ed.: Casimir, M.; Rao, A.: Nomadic Peoples. NS Vol. 6, Issue 1. 

Schmidt Machado, Jutta; 2000: "Demarcando as terras indígenas. Experiências e desafios de um projeto de parceria. FUNAI, PPTAL, GTZ. Brasília" (Review). In: Entwicklungsethnologie. Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Entwicklungsethnologie. Heft 2000 / 9. Köln, S. 124-125.

Schmidt-Silva Machado, Jutta: "Konfligierende Landnutzungsstrategien im Regenwald Kameruns: Wirtschaftlicher Wandel in einem globalisierten Kontext bei den Baka in der Region Lobéké. Magisterarbeit. Universität zu Köln, 12/1999.

Schmidt, Jutta: "Die Frau hält aus. Mutterschaft - die Kluft zwischen Ideal und Wirklichkeit in Angola". Ed. Issa, Informationsstelle Südliches Afrika: Afrika - Süd. Zeitschrift für das Südliche Afrika Nr.6, Nov./Dez. 1998, Bonn, S.28-29.

Schmidt, Jutta: "Die Rikbaktsa ...etwas über das Leben eines Urwaldvolkes. In: Lateinamerika Anders Panorama Nr. 4, 26.3.1996, Bonn.

Jutta Schmidt Machado in the press:

Studenten und Karriere: Basteln an der eigenen Biografie. by Jan Friedmann and Markus Verbeet. Unispiegel. 01.04.2005.

Protecting Africa´ s Protected. by Kevin P. Corbley. GEOEurope May 1999. pp. 34 to 35.

Ein einzigartiges Ökosystem. HNA.12.9.1995

Brasilien - Indianer. Helfen mit begrenzten Mitteln.. HNA.16.11.1995


Interview with Marcos Terena, Representative of the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples in the UNO, for Sociologia.de (Serial Social Movements), here for download.

Poster: Jahnke; Schmidt Machado: "BIOCAPSP : ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHANGE IN THE CAUCAIA REGION, BRAZIL", International Symposium "Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biological Diversity. A Challenge for Society" BMBF, Berlin, 2003, here for download.


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