Rio Amapá, flour production is sustainable alternative income generation

1 June 2017 - Community also participate in training on best practices for the management of copal, action result of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS)

 
Activity flour roasting | Photo: Marilson Rodrigo

farming families of Sustainable Development Reserves (Reserve) Rio Amapá, in the municipalities of Novo Aripuana and Manipur (465 km of Manaus), participated in May of training in best practices for making flavored flour, which has fallen in Manaus taste.

By activity, 25 farmers learned to make cassava flour version pepper flavors, garlic, onion, mixed and common, which aims to add value to local production and open up possibilities for new markets. Furthermore, os comunitários também foram capacitados para a fabricação de subprodutos como o tradicionalpé-de-moleque”, bijus and derived from cassava starch. The action was an initiative of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), in partnership with the Amazon Fund / BNDES.

Investir em geração de renda é a principal ferramenta para fazer as populações do campo permanecerem no interior. Nesta estratégia os recursos são direcionados de forma participativa para as iniciativas que já são desenvolvidas pelas mulheres e homens da floresta”, FAS explains the coordinator of the Regional Madeira, Marilson Rodrigo.

The courses are defined by farmers booking. The value of traditional flour was R $ 2,00, and training, the expectation is to sell each liter to R $ 5,00.

To Rivelino Carvalho, President of Agroextractive Residents Association Community Good Hope, the training was a good initiative for local producers. “Nós trabalhamos há muito tempo com a cadeia produtiva da farinha, and never in history had sold one liter to R $ 5,00. Isso possibilitou o aumento de renda e a valorização do nosso trabalho”, comments Rivelino.

copaíba extraction

Copaibeiros receive certificate | Photo Marilson Rodrigo

Copaibeiros receive certificate | Photo Marilson Rodrigo

Outra capacitação realizada em maio foi o Curso de Boas Práticas de Manejo para Extração do ?leo de Copaíba, held in Rio Amapá RDS. The formation allowed 27 extractive perform the mapping of copal trees with GPS system, identifying the production area. The goal is to increase the safety of extractive, product quality and the conservation of the species.

 

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