One of the main objectives of the Bolsa Floresta is to ensure the social involvement and the empowerment of the riverine communities. Therefore, the component Association has the objective of strengthen the organization, the participation and social control; promote the participatory management through the autonomy, the empowerment and the prominence of the communities; and to contribute to the strengthen and training of new communitarian leaderships. This through mobilization, training workshops, leaderships’ encounters lectures and seminars. There is, on the part of the communities, access of knowledge, means, resources directed to the increase of the social engagement in the demands of the right of citizenship and quality public services. These activities are realized in partnership with the Centro Estadual de Unidades de Conservação (Ceuc) / State Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development of Amazonas.
The associativism is an essential compound of the human development process in the riverine communities. In the PBF, the “mother-associations” (federations of communitarian associations of each CU), supported by FAS, receive a set of structural investments (e.g., fast boat, computer, support to the construction or reform of the head office, among others) and the support for costing of its actions (e.g., fuel for transportations, food, logistics for meetings of the board and assemblies). In 2007, before the beginning of the PBF’s implementation, only eight “motherassociations” were formal constituted in these 16 CUs and almost all with several backlogs and/or restrictions. Today, 14 new “mother-associations” exists, properly formalized, with 86% participation rate (8,058 associated families in relation to the 9,411 families beneficiated by the PBF). All of the associations have the cashier book and accountability on time, besides the realization of elections.
1 - Associação dos Moradores e Usuários da Reserva Mamirauá – Antonio Martins – AMURMAM;
2 – Central das Associações de Moradores e Usuários da Reserva Amanã – CAMURA;
3 – Association Agroextrativista Catuá Ipixuna;
4 - Associação dos Produtores Agroextrativistas da Floresta Estadual de Maués do Rio Parauari – ASPAFEMP;
5 - Associação dos Moradores e Usuários da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Canumã – AMURDESC;
6 – Associação de Moradores e Entorno da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Piagaçu Purus – AMEPP;
7 - Área de Proteção Ambiental do Rio Negro;
8 – Associação das Comunidades Sustentável Rio Negro – ACS Rio Negro;
9 – Associação Agroextrativista das Comunidades da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Uatumã – AACRDSU;
10 – Associação dos Extrativistas da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Cujubim – AERDSC;
11 – Associação dos Moradores da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Uacari – AMARU;
12 – Associação dos Moradores Agroextrativistas do Rio Gregório – AMARGE;
13 – Associação dos Moradores e Amigos da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Juma – AMARJUMA;
14 – Central das Associações Agroextrativistas de Democracia – CAAD;
15 – Associação dos Produtores Agroextrativistas da Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Madeira – APRAMAD.