During her most recent trip to the Trocano Araretama Conservation Project, CGV’s Laine Tavares travelled to many communities found within the 1.3 million ha area that the project covers. These on-the-ground visits are undertaken for monitoring purposes and allow the continuous development of the project. Starting this week, we will be discussing the communities that Laine and the Trocano implementation team visited.
Today we are beginning with the Espirito Santo Community in the Upper Madeira River, located 66 km from the seat of the municipality of Borba. This community has roughly 27 families and a total of 135 inhabitants according to the latest census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
Agriculture is the community’s main economic activity. Cassava is produced for local consumption and they also produce bananas to be sold. However, the techniques used by local farmers are still very rudimentary and need to be improved. In order to provide these improvements, CGV is discussing possibilities with Institute of Agricultural Development and Sustainable Forest of the Amazonas (IDAM) to provide sustainable farming and better productivity.
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