Promoting a bioeconomy in the Amazon region

Project description

Title: Bioeconomy and Value Chains
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Brazil
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento, MAPA)
Overall term: 2021 to 2025


In the Amazon, a large number of the rural population rely on natural resources for their livelihood. Most of them belong to indigenous peoples and traditional communities (marrons, extractivists and riverine peoples). To protect the forest, it is imperative that this population participate in the economic opportunities provided by a sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy. However, small producers and their cooperatives still face substantial challenges in commercialising their products. These include low management skills and organisational weaknesses, as well as a lack of access to public and private markets.


In the Amazon region, cooperatives and associations have expanded the commercialisation of their products in priority value chains in the bioeconomy.


The project aims to:

  • improve public policies and sectoral coordination in regional and sectoral dialogue processes
  • support individual cooperatives and associations, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), focusing on digital management tools and access to finance
  • implement trainings on cooperative management and integrate training content into professional education formats

Last update: September 2021

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