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COP27: Brazil Promotes Sustainable Production Chains in Amazon with IDB Support

Initiative advances low-carbon agriculture in Brazilian states of Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia 

At 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Brazil inaugurated the second phase of the Sustainable Rural Project – Amazon (PRS Amazon) to promote low-carbon agriculture in the biome. Over the next four years, the project will operate in three Brazilian states to support six sustainable production chains: açaí, cacao, Brazil nut, pirarucu fish, round fish and coffee. The launch event was held at the Legal Amazon Consortium hub.

The event was attended by specialists from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and representatives of the project's partner institutions: the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply; the Government of the United Kingdom; and the Brazilian Institute for Development and Sustainability. 

Representatives of the governments of the three states where the project will be implemented also participated.

The project is part of the Sustainable Rural Program

PRS - Amazônia is part of the Sustainable Rural Program (PRS), which encompasses more than 20% of Brazilian territory. The project’s first phase focused on the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon. The current second phase targets the Caatinga and Cerrado biomes and returns to the Amazon.

PRS has been implemented in Brazil for over a decade and aims to improve how farmers manage land and forests to achieve sustainable rural development, reduce poverty and conserve biodiversity. Around $84 million has been disbursed through UK climate finance, benefitting an area of 1.7 million square kilometers in over 250 Brazilian municipalities.

More information at http://programaruralsustentavel.org.br/

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