Make the Forest Flourish

Together we do forest restoration work in the Amazon
In parallel to raising awareness against deforestation, it’s necessary to carry out forest restoration in the Amazon, conserving spring areas and generating income for Amazonian communities.

Started in 2019, the Make the Forest Flourish project aims to promote the recovery of soil cover with the implementation of Agroforestry Systems (AFSs) and the recovery of spring areas, using species of ecological and economic interest.

To this end, the project supports producers assisted by SOS Amazônia, in the municipalities of Tarauacá and Mâncio Lima, in Acre, and Guajará, in Amazonas, through the expansion of previously installed AFSs and the inclusion of new producers and communities.

With the project, we seek to connect the recovery of degraded lands on small properties with the generation of social, ecological and economic benefits for local communities, enabling the reduction of pressure on forests, reducing deforestation and maintaining biodiversity.

Project actions

Community members taking care for one of the project nurseries
The project is developed in partnership with local Amazon cooperatives. Currently, about 35 families are involved in the actions, which receive support for the implementation of AFSs, including workshops on good practices in the production of seedlings, installation of community nurseries, technical assistance, inputs and maintenance of plantations.

Among the actions carried out with the implementation of AFSs, the main ones are the strengthening of extractive activities and the agroecological transition, aiming at the recovery of soil cover and the implantation of forest species for ecological use, and fruit species for economic and food purposes.

Project Benefits

Contribution to the recovery of springs and water quality.

Generation of family income from the implantation of species for commercial use in Agroforestry Systems, which can produce fruits, seeds, in addition to the annual crops used by producers.

Diversification of the food source of low-income families, based on the use of fruit and food species in the composition of agroforestry systems.

Cooperatives involved

Tarauacá Agroextractive Cooperative (Caet), located in one of the municipalities with the highest rate of fires, Tarauacá - Acre; Cooperative of Native Fruit Pulp Producers of Mâncio Lima - Acre (Coopfrutos); and the Nova Cintra Family Farming and Solidarity Economy Producers' Cooperative (Coopercintra), in Rodrigues Alves, Acre, which reaches families in the municipality of Guajará, in Amazonas, where we assist riverside communities along the Juruá River.


Make the Forest Flourish has financial support from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, One Tree Planted and spontaneous donations at (I protect the Amazon)

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