More United for the Amazon

The private sector in Brazil is increasingly engaging in public-private partnerships for investments in environmental and socio-economic development initiatives. Through the Mais Unidos pela Amazonia, the project contributes to preserve the biodiversity of the region.

+Unidos pela Amazonia

+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.

Partners

  • Mais Unidos Group (+Unidos)

    Implementing NGO
    Brazil | Staff size: Unknown

    Created in October 2006, the Mais Unidos Group is a partnership between the U.S Diplomatic Mission in Brazil through its U.S Agency for international Development (USAID) and American companies...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationBrazil
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2011
ValueUSD 800 Thousand
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