The global market for these products, such as cocoa beans, brazil nuts, black pepper, is huge, but the Amazon still has a very small share. What is missing?
Disputes for mineral resources are known to be violent. Public policies must stop ignoring this.
Origens Brasil connects extractivists and indigenous people from protected areas in Pará to businesses and consumers providing nuts, cumaru, latex e pirarucu free of deforestation.
Formerly known as ‘Paragobala’ (Paragobullet) due to violence, a municipality the size of the state of Sergipe inside the State of Pará reduced deforestation and maintained its economic growth through participatory management between the municipal government, the productive sector, and NGOs.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tried to convince Peru’s President Pedro Castillo that a highway connection between Cruzeiro do Sul (Acre) and Pucallpa (Ucayali), would generate a “great potential to increase economic integration.” But what is the social and environmental price of it?
The abundance of oil, gas, and minerals in Guyana and Suriname puts the Amazon on the route of pharaonic works such as the construction of a mega network of gas pipelines and roads that may bring more deforestation.
Açaí production has skyrocketed, increasing 40% since 2015. Authorities and experts are concerned about rising demand and want to ensure that crops are grown sustainably.
IPAM ‘s unprecedented analysis shows how the rising destruction of the Amazon at the border with Acre and Rondonia states, where the government promotes a “zone of sustainable development” that has become the epicenter of destruction environmental.
Carbon is like other forest export products: when they become profitable, they attract competition. To stay ahead, Amazonian states need to diversify their productive base and continue investing to identify nascent opportunities.
The 2022 elections will be key if we want a Brazil that values life, sustainability, and the proper management of the climate crisis in the years to come.