Amazonas Brazil
Description

In April 2008, the Government of Amazonas, the Marriott International hotel chain and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation signed a partnership for environmental conservation and support to improve the quality of life in the riverside communities of the Juma Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS). The Bolsa Floresta Program is one of eight programs instituted by the State Policy on Climate Change which benefits more than 40,000 people in 576 communities in 16 state conservation units. The Juma partnership has brought impressive results: there are currently more than 2,000 people directly benefited in 39 communities, with investments of more than R $8 million, deforestation fell by 15 more times in comparison to modeling and data from Prodes, representing more than 3 million tonnes of CO2eq.

PartnersGovernment of the State of Amazonas, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation - FAS and Marriott International
Funding SourceGovernment of the State of Amazonas, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation - FAS and Marriott International
Funding AmountBRL $2 million
Initiative TypeREDD+ Project
Initiative StatusFinalized
Description

FAS and the State of Amazonas have established a technical cooperation agreement No. 003/2015, which aims to support the implementation of the State Program and Projects on Climate Change, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development, as well as to contribute to the management of environmental services and products within the Sustainable Use Conservation Units of the State of Amazonas. FAS, with the express consent of the State of Amazonas, will be responsible for the implementation of the Bolsa Floresta Familiar Program and Bolsa Floresta Social Program, with the financial support of PricewaterhouseCooper Auditores Independentes (PWC) in the amount of R $ 56,000.00.Funding is to be used exclusively for the implementation of the Bolsa Floresta Program, in Family and Social modalities through the Support Project for access to potable water (Bolsa Floresta Social) in the Juma RDS.

PartnersGovernment of the State of Amazonas, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation - FAS, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Funding SourceGovernment of the State of Amazonas, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation - FAS, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Funding AmountBRL $2 million
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The Apuí Café initiative began in 2012 in a partnership between Idesam, 28 local producers, the state government of Amazonas, Apuí prefecture and local private entrepreneurs. The project received support from the Vale and Natura Fund, and focuses on the agroforestry production of coffee which combines commercial production and native forest. Since 2012, coffee productivity in Apuí has increased from nine to twenty-two coffee sacks per hectare. In 2015 Agroforstry Apuí Coffee was launched as the first environmentally sustainable coffee produced in the Brazilian Amazon. In its first year alone, 4.5 tons of coffee, or 18,000 packages, were sold at more than 20 retailers and 50 events and fairs. Today, local producers are seeking to obtain organic certification of their properties.

PartnersGovernment of the State of Amazonas, Prefecture of of Apuí, Idesam, producers and local entrepreneurs
Funding SourceGovernment of the State of Amazonas, Prefecture of of Apuí, Idesam, producers and local entrepreneurs
Funding AmountBRL $2 million
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder implementation