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Project Description

Communities living in the densely forested Morro do Pilar region in Minas Gerais have few opportunities to generate income due to limited access to local markets. Associação dos Moradores, Agricultores e Apicultores da Lapinha (Amalapinha) works to market community tourism and develop agroforestry systems that increase income and environmental conservation efforts. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. Amalapinha’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Associação dos Moradores, Agricultores e Apicultores da Lapinha
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Increasing income through agroforestry and community tourism Brazil 2016 – 2019 $224,960 $286,540 150 individuals 500 individuals agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management

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