Uplift the Rural Poor

May 30, 2017







Uplift the Rural Poor

Working in the caatinga ecosystem of northeastern Brazil, Carnaúba Viva has introduced innovative means of sustainably managing the carnauba tree (Copernicia prunifera), a locally-abundant palm species whose leaves can be used for wax production. Working with the indigenous people of the Jaguaribe-


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 2001

Location: Kisoro District, Uganda

Beneficiaries: 88 villages across 9 parishes

Area of Focus: Protected area management and
alternative livelihood development


Case Study

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 Equator Prize 2002

Sub-Saharan Africa

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Sustainable Forestry


Contact Information

Beatrice Kabihogo
Email: kabihogob@hotmail.com
Language(s): English, Kifumbira


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