Agroforestry & Social Justice
The program focus on small to medium family farms in Southern Bahia. The community is composed of family farmers, rural workers as well as indigenous and ‘quilombolas’ (afro descendants) communities. The region is historically affected by deforestation with low social development indexes.
The Program intends to implement organic agroforestry and forest restoration, as well as strengthen the families' capacities in agroecological agricultural models and support supply chain establishment.
IN TUPI-GUARANI LITERALLY MEANS
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Implement 2'000 ha of organic agroforestry and forest restoration
Agroforestry & Forest Restoration (A/R)
Support the creation of productive models for subsistence and commercialization purpose for families
Improvement of families' life quality
Restoration of the biome that have most suffered from deforestation in the country
Carbon dioxide sequestration and storage
Ecological corridors in one of the Brazilian's biodiversity hotspots
Models include wide diversity of native species, as well as fruits, cocoa and Juçara's palm tree (Euterpe edulis), a species threatened of extinction