Families of wood rails, Juma and Amapá are invested to generate income without deforesting

15 of May of 2017 - structuring actions are part of the FAS Income Generation Program

Community for asset management workshop | Photo: Marilso Rodrigo

Residents of Sustainable Development Reserves (Reserve) Rio Madeira, Juma and Amapá Rio received throughout April and May investments to generate sustainable income without clearing the forest. The action is part of the Income Generation Program of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), that encourages sustainable production as a strategy to reduce poverty, increase income while, help keep the forest standing.

Decisions were formatted from participatory workshops promoted by the institution, through a partnership with the Amazon Fund / BNDES, Bradesco and Government of Amazonas. Thus, supply chains were supported acai, copaiba, cocoa, flour and banana.


On 2017, They will be built and structured flour mills in the Juma Reserve, in order to improve the quality of local production. Also machines have been delivered to the processing acai, and kits for the extraction of copaiba, in order to improve the quality of oil extracted and security in collection. It is expected to directly benefit 60 families.


“The delivered equipment allow producers to establish a quality standard in production, preventing even the appearance of diseases among farmers”, explains the coordinator of the Regional Madeira, Marilso Rodrigo.

In RDS Wood River investment have been directed to the production chain Cocoa, with delivery dryers and fermentation troughs, that will allow the improvement and enhancement of almonds in reserve. Also trimmers were delivered to clearings and cleaning microtractor to facilitate the flow of banana production. Every investment should benefit about 150 families living Conservation Unit (UC).

In the Rio Amapá RDS, the production of açaí, flour and oil extraction were supported, where structures were built for processing the production that will benefit approximately 40 families. With the materials delivered, flour mills will be built modernized. For the families that draw copaíba, received kits for facilitating seed collection.

property management workshops

To optimize the use of assets and structures delivered by FAS, property management workshops were held in partnership with neighborhood associations and the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema). The idea is also to provide training for the productive chains, explains Marilson.

“In May there will be two trainings in supply chains Flour and Copaíba, whose main objective employ quality to products. With more quality, should increase the price of products, generating income for coastal families without clearing the forest”, ends Marilson.