Buriti - income generation for youth and women, conservation of Veredas and Chapadas


Strategic Direction 3: Promote and strengthen the supply chains associated with sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration.

Responsible: Family Farmers and Agro-Extractives Cooperative Grande Sertão Ltda.
Email: cooperativagrandesertao@gmail.com
Telephone: + 55 (38) 3223-2285

Priority Corridor: Sertão Veredas & #8211; Peruaçu
County: Januária (MG); São João das Missões (MG); Cônego Marinho (MG) and Bonito de Minas (MG)
Protected Areas: APA Cochá e Gibão; APA Bacia do Rio Pandeiros; APA Cavernas do Peruaçu and PARNA Cavernas do Peruaçu


Project's area of ​​activity.


General objective: General Objective: To strengthen the conservation of natural resources associated with the generation of work and income with the traditional peoples and communities of northern Minas Gerais, especially young people and women who often take on work involving agroextractivism and beneficiation. products.

Specific objectives:

  • Improve the monitoring and propulsion mechanisms of the extractive production of the buriti supply chain.
  • Invest in training, technical support and promotion of integrated initiatives in Cerrado's socio-biodiversity product chains.
  • Organize the industrial production of buriti oil.

Support amount: U$ 20,372.68

Duration: Closed (February 2018 to August 2019)


Images courtesy of the Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares e Agroextrativistas Grande Sertão Ltda.

Shavings of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa). Photo: ©Grande Sertão Cooperative Collection
Shavings of buriti (Mauritia flexuosa). Photo: ©Grande Sertão Cooperative Collection
Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa). Photo: ©Grande Sertão Cooperative Collection