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.
|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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