Sustainable Brazil Nut Production

Training 3,000 low-income farmers on sustainable growing and harvesting practices to help boost production, maximize their income, and improve the quality of Brazil nuts that reaching global markets.

Sustainable Brazil Nut Production

Grupo Orsa—one of Brazil’s largest pulp, paper and packaging companies will provide job opportunities to low-income people in the Amazon through environmentally sustainable practices. Ouro Verde Amazonia, a subsidiary of Grupo Orsa, will train 3,000 low-income farmers on sustainable growing and harvesting practices to help boost production and improve the quality of Brazil nuts that reach global markets through its organic and certified products. By promoting better Brazil nut production and eliminating intermediaries, farmers will be able to quadruple their earnings. Furthermore, improved agricultural practices will help to ensure sustainability of the Amazon forest.

Partners

  • Business Call to Action (BCtA)

    Association
    United States | Staff size: 1-5

    Launched in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models...

  • Grupo Orsa

    Goods Supplier
    Brazil | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Grupo Orsa, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets pulp, cardboard packing boxes, wrapping paper, toilet papers, tissues, napkins, wrapping papers, corrugated sheets, and packaging...

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean , Brazil
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2017
  • Sectors