Small Scale Mining

FAS believes that promoting the exchange of experiences, opinions and learning of miners and mining companies committed to formalizing and good practices in the Amazon basin helps identify possible solutions to mining communities of small-scale forest.

On 2018, the seminar "Mineral Production of small-scale: International experiences ", sponsored by FAS, Solutions network for Amazon Sustainable Development member, held in Manaus, during the week of celebrations to 10 years of the Foundation's activities. The event sought to promote a debate with stakeholders on intersectoral mining in large and small scale (MPE).

During the meeting, the renowned British researcher Steve Bass of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), He told about the development work by IIED in Ghana, located in West Africa, which resulted in changes to the stock MPE making - formalized, inclusive and sustainable.

Still this year, Brazilian small-scale miners, Colombian and Peruvian shared experiences and working techniques for a more sustainable mining and less aggressive to nature. They participated in the workshop "artisanal and small scale mining: building a dialogue process in the Amazon Basin ", which was supported by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) in Puerto Maldonado, no Peru.

They participated in the mining action of Sustainable Development Reserves (Reserve) do Rio Madeira e do Rio Amapá, who visited a small scale mining company located in the channel of the Rio Madre de Dios. The action included the organization and support of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), Peruvian Environmental Law Society (SPDA) and FAS, to promote the exchange of challenges and solutions on the topic.