Water and Life Conservation in the Tamanduá and Poções Sustainable Development Reserve
Water and Life Conservation in the Tamanduá and Poções Sustainable Development Reserve
The project focuses on strengthening the initiatives of traditional communities in a territory yet to be consolidated/recognized as a protected area, under the category of Sustainable Development Reserve, called Tamanduá (anteater) and Poções in the municipality of Riacho dos Machados. Over time, communities have been suffering from threats from large companies in the mining and eucalyptus reforestation sector, which have threatened communities and, thus, reducing access to water and land. Mainly in the last decades the region has been suffering with the biggest water scarcity never seen in history. In this context, the project comes as a way to strengthen the initiatives of the local communities, aiming to expand productive, commercial and knowledge exchange opportunities between the peoples of the territory.

Project Snapshot

Sindicato dos Trabalhadores Rurais de Riacho dos Machados
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 1,360.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,000.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity building in vegetable production and sustainable gardens; good and processing practices, commercialization and sustainable management of native products from the Cerrado; and production of natural medicines using medicinal plants in the communities.
Gender Focus
During training in good practices of production, processing, marketing, sustainable management of native products from the Cerrado, medicinal plants, production of seedlings and repopulation of species, among others. The potential of the communities will be considered, at that moment women and young people will be encouraged to participate in the workshops in order to promote the exchange of knowledge and the improvement of new techniques.
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Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 300
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 1
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 3
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 150
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 700

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Ms. Carolina L. Gomes


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