Ribeirinhos REDD Project in Brazil

This project has provided Environmental Certificates to over 127 different households along the river in the Para region, providing land tenure security to local families, protecting the area from illegal logging and poaching, encouraging sustainable agriculture and providing more efficient cookstoves to reduce deforestation.



In the Para region near Anapu and Pacajà, the Riverine population, living in the area as “traditional people”, do not have property titles. Therefore, land grabbers illegally enter the region pretending this area is a conflict region because Riverine communities do not have property title. When they grab land, they can plan illegal deforestation which contributes to climate change.

Beyond providing land tenure security via Environmental Certificates for local households, the project has also provided a one-on-one course for agroforestry systems and on implementation of energy efficient cook stoves for cooking as well as cassava, Capuacu, Pitaya and other fruits production to households.



Aligning with

the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

The project provides 350 cookstoves to improve access to a cleaner way of cooking for communities.

SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The project introduces and educates communities in sustainable agriculture practices to improve their livelihood while protecting biodiversity. Many fruits species are grown such as capuacu, açai, pitaya, banana, mango, cassava.

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The project avoids deforestation, thereby preventing over 40 million tCO2e during the project lifetime.

The result

  • More than 40 million tons of carbon emissions are avoided during the project's duration
  • 165,000 hectares are protected from illegal logging. This area provides habitats for many species that would have been hunted if the project was not deployed: tatu, the paca, the venado (deer), the cutia (rodent), the jabuti (turtle)…
  • Over 500 families have benefitted from eco-efficient cookstoves
  • 1,500 households benefit from the program and are now protected from the threat of illegal land grabbers after acquiring land tenure certificates
  • The project develops agroforestry programs and provides training to communities so they can grow and sell fruit products and improve their lifestyle. Many fruits are produced thanks to sustainable agriculture methods: cassava, capuacu, açai, pitaya, banana, mango

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