Protect Rainforest With Sustainable Practices

by SALVEASERRA. Grupo Prot. Amb. Serra da Concordia
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Summary

Protect the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil through the promotion of sustainable land use and reforestation. Reduce human environmental pressure and prevent species extinction.
$20,539
total raised
154
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

SALVEASERRA. Grupo Prot. Amb. Serra da Concordia

Location: Valenca, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Project Leader:
Roberto Lamego
Technical director
Valença, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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