Rondônia Brazil
Daniel Pereira
General Coordinator - Program for Socioeconomic Development and Integrated Environment
Executive Director - Secretary of Environmental Development (SEDAM)

The Government of Rondônia is increasingly committed to prevention and control of deforestation, understanding that the current agricultural land-use allocations of the State has already reached the limits established in the Socio-Economic and Ecologic Zoning. Rondonia seeks to develop urgent measures to promote actions that reduce pressure on protected areas, including indigenous lands and conservation units, and begin the process of restoring the altered areas of Legal Reserves and Permanent Protection of rural properties. 

Rondônia was occupied as a result of the integration policy military government, which intensified in the 1970s and 1980s, implementation of the Integrated Colonization Projects (ICP) and the Directed Settlement Projects (PAD), under the responsibility of the National Agrarian Reform - INCRA. This policy had two objectives: first enable the "modernization of agriculture" in the center-south of the country, mainly for the expansion of soybeans in Paraná, and for beef cattle Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, expelling thousands of sharecroppers, squatters, lessees, rural workers and small producers who migrated to the agricultural frontier in the Amazon, with Rondônia being an option to life. The second objective was to reduce tensions in the field and maintain social movement of rural workers under state control, hiding misery in the Amazon or in the favelas that widened in the outskirts of big cities. In almost forty years of occupation the population of Rondônia increased from 130,000 inhabitants in 1970 to almost 1,500,000 inhabitants currently.

Additional information can be found on the GCF Impact Platform.

Summary

237,765km²
51.8%
-9.7%
2016 - 2017

Demographics

1.80 M
0.9%
Category% 
Urban73.50
Rural26.50
Group% 
Multi-ethnic58.00
White34.00
Black7.00
Indigenous1.00

Economy

BRL38.56 B
BRL20,678
Category% 
Services64.10
Agriculture, Forestry23.50
18.30
0.690
bovine products, soy, tin, corn, wood

Forest Status[a]

213,783km²
123,111km²
90,672km²
1,472M MtC
Categorykm² 
Forest123,029
Pastureland62,242
Other Land Uses41,642
Agriculture36,066
Secondary Vegetation15,472
Categorykm² 
Protected46,915
Unprotected117

Activities related to extensive livestock and agriculture. Infrastructure works and colonization processes undertaken by the Brazilian Government since the 1970s.

Notes

a.Due to different methodological approaches and base years, Forest Status data fields may differ slightly. Data sources for each field are listed below.

Sources

1.IBGE link
2.IBGE link
3.IBGE link
4.Wikipedia
5.IBGE
6.IBGE link
7.SEPLAN link
8.IBGE link
9.SEPLAN link
10.Prodes link
11.TerraClass 2014