+Unidos pela Amazônia is a project that seeks to improve sustainable environmental resource management of farm producers under the responsible sourcing chain of soy and beef production, in selected properties located in Mato Grosso and Pará states in Brazil. The project’s objective is to scale-up conservation compliance on private properties on the Amazon fringe in the Xingu region in the state of Mato Grosso by conducting the following activities: • Conducting follow up visits to verify compliance with farmer´s social-environmental compliance plan; • Organizing workshops for agricultural producers on social-environmental best practices; and • Implementing a Fire Brigade in the Xingu region The U.S. diplomatic mission in Brazil supports American business CSR activities through the +Unidos Group (Mais Unidos), a group of more than 100 American companies established in Brazil. Currently Mais Unidos, in partnership with USAID, has two joint projects in the areas of education and environment. The education/English language project, Mais Opportunidades, has been operating in Rio de Janeiro since 2011 with the support from the Rio de Janeiro state government, and will benefit disadvantaged youth. The environment project, Mais Unidos for the Amazon, contributes to preserve the biodiversity of the region.
|Value||USD 800 Thousand|