Experimental Platform for the Management of Rural Territories in Legal Amazonia (PETRA)

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CBR1144-Brésil PETRA 03 2015 © FFEM Didier Simon  (161)
Developing a platform for support, exchanges and environmental, social and economic observation for research and sustainable development in the north-west region of Mato Grosso and Brazil’s Amazonian region.

Context

The Amazon basin is an area of major ecological importance. After 50 years of a high rate of deforestation, the policies of the Federal Government of Brazil and the governments of the Amazonian states have significantly reduced the deforestation rate in the State of Mato Grosso. 

La Fazenda Sao Nicolau, a site selected in the context of the reforestation and carbon sink project (PCFPO), has set out to define and disseminate good practices for the sustainable development of rural properties. 
La Fazenda is an original basic tool which the Experimental Platform for the Management of Rural Territories in Legal Amazonia (PETRA) project aims to use as a basis: wooded area, basic infrastructure, economic entity 100% dedicated to sustainable production systems, experiments on forestry and agricultural issues, strong local integration in the network of municipal and federal actors. 
 

Description

The program is based on five components: 

  • The promotion of economically and ecologically efficient production systems integrated into  high-potential and promising sectors and based on good practices and technical itineraries adapted to the various local socioeconomic actors
  • The definition and implementation of research/training programs closely related to the needs of stakeholders – social and economic actors, public authorities –, which will strengthen the dialogue between research and its public and private users
  • Contribute to building the capacities of economic actors and public authorities to promote a wide adoption of sustainable production systems and to integrating considerations related to sustainability in public policies and support instruments
  • Set up a system for the management of information and the monitoring of sustainable territorial development integrating social, economic and ecological indicators and able to contribute to the evaluation of public policies
  • Ensure the financial sustainability of Fazenda Sao Nicolau and the institutional sustainability of the PETRA platform. 
Impacts

The main expected outcomes of the project are to contribute to a sustainable management of natural resources in the area: 

  • Improvement in local production systems; 
  • Improvement in biodiversity conservation;
  • Implementation of research programs and reception facilities at university level;
  • Improvement in the socioeconomic conditions of local communities.
01/09/2012
Project start date
31/12/2016
Project end date
23/11/2012
Project grant date
4 ans
Duration of funding
Sectors
Brésil
location
financing tool
7 970 000 EUR
Amount of the program
2 000 000
EUR
Amount of FFEM funding
In progress
Status
Centro de Pesquisas do Pantanal
Beneficiaries
Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères
Ministère de l’Environnement, de l'Énergie et de la Mer
Institution responsible
Fonds Amazonien
ONF
PCFPO
Peugeot
Co-financiers

Chargée de projets –  Aurélie Ahmim-Richard
ahmim-richarda@afd.fr
 

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