Research, development and innovation projects

FAS initiated in 2014, the implementation of two Research, Development and Innovation projects (PD&I), financed with Videolar S/A resources, available in the Comitê das Atividades de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento na Amazônia (Capda) scope to performance in the açaí and vegetal oil of andiroba production chains.

The projects have, as objective, to implement productive and qualitative improvement of the beneficiated products through technological innovations.

The actions are developed at the Uacari RDS, in Carauari, and involve riverine producers, leaderships from the entities that act in the Território do Médio Juruá and egresses from the post-medium course of Sustainable Production in Conservation Unities. The Forest Dwellers’ Association of the Ucari (Amaru) RDS, participates actively in the implementation of the project.

The first phase of the project, developed within the year of 2014, understood the planning and realization of capabilities in good practices for the açaí chain, evaluation and technological adaptations in devices and innovative equipments in order to raise the quality of the products. In addition, the planning and participatory consultation to the construction of an experimental lab of beneficiation of vegetal oils and açaí, programed for the phase 2 of the project, in 2015.

The production of açaí, following the precepts of good agroextractivist practices, the adoption of security procedures to the extraction of fruits, bigger efficiency and better quality (more exquisite and ideal to commerce) of the production of andiroba oil; are expected results of the project.

The proposal is to stimulate the riverine for the adoption of good practices, in a way that the management of these resources can represent the raise of income of the communities.

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