Protect the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil through the promotion of sustainable land use and reforestation. Reduce human environmental pressure and prevent species extinction.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Farms in the Atlantic Rainforest opened with the old practice of slash-and-burn, an inadequate non-sustainable production system. This led to severe degradation of soil, water and the landscape, causing growing rural poverty and smallholders to migrate to cities. The project will promote awareness and knowledge of environmental conservation and sustainable development forest farming for rural economic rehabilitation, keeping environment-minded farmers and their families on their land.
How will this project solve this problem?
Better land use and introduction of new models for ecological and economical sustainable production. Train farmers in agro-forestry technology, showing that better and more lasting returns can be obtained from these production systems.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our work is directly relevant to more than 2 million people in our neighboring counties and indirectly to many more inhabitants of the Paraiba do Sul River Valley. I believe our example will also have growing national relevance.
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,539
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20,539 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.