Notice of R $ 2,5 million for sustainable production is launched by FAS and BNDES, in Manaus

3 by April of 2017 - Initiative will support projects to be implemented preferably in surrounding areas and mosaics of protected areas, Amazon and ecological corridors

Notice was launched at an event in FAS (Photo: Marina Souza)

The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) launched, Friday (31), the notice “Standing in Forest”. The initiative, emparceria held with the Amazon Fund / BNDES, It aims to support projects to be implemented preferably in surrounding areas and mosaics of protected areas, Amazon and ecological corridors. When all, They will be invested R $ 2,5 million in state.

Designed as a new component of the project “Bolsa Floresta More”, supported by the Amazon Fund, the notice “Floresta emPé” It aims to encourage private-sector organizations, nonprofit, formal and regular implementing sustainable productive activities. Furthermore, the announcement will enable entrepreneurs to community-based, contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN), and strengthen the grassroots associations creating more sustainable financial mechanisms for investment in community social infrastructure in the state of Amazonas.

“We believe that the control of deforestation and degradation in the Amazon is associated, inter alia, the reduction of social vulnerability and the promotion of sustainable economic alternatives. Therefore, the Forest edict Standing support projects of sustainable income generation in protected areas of the State”, said the general superintendent of FAS, Virgilio Viana.

The announcement disburse R $ 2,5 million for projects of up to R $ 150 thousand a maximum of two years. In addition to financial support, FAS will offer preparation courses and project management, and technical assistance to selected. The announcement of the guidelines were built jointly by FAS team with experts, riverine indigenous leaders and, technical government of Amazonas and the Amazon Fund.

“We have the FAS as a partner and with extremely impactful indicators and results, with 40 thousand people being met at the tip, then think of something innovative to give more scale. The public call was a project that we built together to provide alternative income generation for the people of the Amazon and increase the strengthening of community associations”, said the head of the Department of the Amazon Fund Management, Juliana Santiago.

Registration for the writing start on Friday (31) and continue until 5 June. The short list (first step) It will be released on 03 July 2017. Information is available on the website: