Agroforestry to save the "Mata Atlântica" in Brazil
The second largest moist forest area in the world, the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic forest), covers 17 different Brazilian states, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The forest is a biodiversity hotspot encompassing a spectacular patchwork of rain forest, mangroves and salt marsh scrublands.” Unesco.org
We aim to help small family farmers thrive by teaching them regenerative agroforestry (AF) techniques. These practices will increase biodiversity, improve soil fertility and preserve primary forest.
The objective is to develop and establish pilot models of integrated and resilient agroforestry to demonstrate the various benefits of regenerative agriculture. While training local farmers (who already own land) we want to inspire the local community to replicate these ecological practices on their land, thereby increasing food security and income sources.