The project involves a group of 350 families of rural producers that live in 15 settlement projects on the margins of the Transamazonian Highway (BR-230) between the cities of Senador José Porfírio, Pacajá and Anapú, in western Pará State. The total project area is 1,745 hectares. The project’s objective is to transform the historic model of development for rural properties in the region, currently based on slash and burn agriculture with low productivity and minimal value added production, into a model that primarily involves improvements in agricultural and ranching practices through technical assistance, production technologies and infrastructure, increasing family incomes and decreasing pressures for new deforestation.
The project had its preliminary studies funded by the British Embassy and the Low Countries Embassy. Its funding submission to the Amazon Fund is currently under review.