Cerrado Fruit Processing Unit (Phase II)
Estruturação da Unidade de Processamento de Frutos do Cerrado
Cerrado Fruit Processing Unit (Phase II)
Estruturação da Unidade de Processamento de Frutos do Cerrado
Native Cerrado fruit processing is the subject of this project. A processing unit will be structured for insertion of the products in the local market, technologies for the processing will be developed, commercialization tests will be run, agroforestry systems will be implemented, and employment and income will be generated. Construction of the plant will be concluded and equipment will be purchased. Fruit collectors will be organized for management of the venture. The brand name will be patented. Local smallholders will be encouraged to leave the Cerrado standing in their properties by receiving income for the fruit collected in their land. This fruit will then be transformed into juice and other sub-products and sold in the local market. This socio-environmental service rendered will provide a feasible solution to the lack of employment and income which generally drives the countryside population from their homes and into the slums in the suburbs of big urban areas.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Centro de Agricultura Alternativa do Norte de Minas
Country:
Brazil
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 17,422.10
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,000.00
Project Number:
BRA/98/10
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Encouragement for leaving the Cerrado standing and even reforestation of degraded areas will be offered by the income and employment to be generated by this project. Economic feasibility, in alliance with environmental conservation will guarantee the sustainability of the local livelihoods in northern Minas Gerais state.
Capacity - Building Component
Fruit collection and processing techniques will be passed on to the local small farmers participating in the project.
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Ms. Isabel Benedetti Figueiredo
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55-61-3327-8085
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Ms Carolina Gomes
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