Management of the Cerrado in the Riachão Valley: consolidating the Macaúba nut (Acrocomia aculeata) oil extraction microplant
Uso e Manejo do Cerrado no Vale do Riachão: consolidação da unidade de beneficiamento do coco Macaúba
The project aims to create an improved process for oil extraction of Cerrado plants, using the Macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata) nut as the key species in a region of semi-arid cerrado fields. Located in the Riachão Valley, part of the São Francisco Basin, this region hosts activities such as extensive cattle raising and irrigated agriculture, which privatize the land and require deforestation. With the possibility of social and economic use of the coconut groves and disseminating proposals for agroforestry and wildlife management systems, the project will contribute to higher income for traditional populations in the region, as well as helping to avoid deforestation diversity in the Cerrado.

Project Snapshot

Associação Comunitária dos Pequenos Produtores Rurais de Riacho d'Anta e Adjacências
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,229.97
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,395.68
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The project will contribute toward higher income for traditional populations through the development of an improved process of extraction of Macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata) nut oil and its dervatives and their commercialization. It will also help to conserve the biological diversity of the Cerrado and to reduce the soil degradation process in the Riachão Valley.
Capacity - Building Component
There will be qualification of women's traditional work of extraction and processing of Macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata) oil.