Associação dos Pequenos Agrossilvicultores do Projeto RECA (Association of Smallholder Agroforestry Producers RECA Project)
This agroforestry project facilitates a variety of initiatives focused on supporting both family and commercial level agricultural production. Associação dos Pequenos Agrossilvicultores (Association of Smallholder Agroforestry Producers) brings together migrant farmers and indigenous rubber tappers in the Abuna region of northern Brazil. Since 1989, these two groups have worked together to improve the agricultural productivity of their forest landscape, recognizing the importance of respecting and adapting to the uniqueness of each community's culture and local knowledge.
With the mission of ending rural emigration and deforestation, the group's flagship RECA Project (Projeto Reflorestamento Econômico Consorciado e Adensad) assists local farmers to improve their technical capacity in agroforestry production and value-added processing of local resources, generating sustainable income streams for these marginalized forest communities.
Equator Prize Winner: 2010
Location: Abuna region, northern Brazil
Beneficiaries: More than 300 farming families
Biodiversity: Recovery of degraded land
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Equator Prize 2010
Latin America And The Caribbean
Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Associação dos Pequenos Agrossilvicultores do Projeto Reca
Porto Velho, Rondônia
Tel: 55 6932 5310
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