Micro-Agroforestry Development

Project Status: Seedling donation to landowners commenced March 2022. Project ongoing.

In this section we will describe what we are doing with regards to our project initiative called Micro-Agroforestry Development. For a basic definition of “agroforestry,” which is the second branch of the ACRAA tree – follow the link here.

What we call Micro-Agroforestry is the planting of agroforestry systems in small properties, especially in regions integrated with urban areas, reforesting and improving people’s quality of life. In all ACRAA projects, we seek to re-signify, together with Amazonian communities, the cultural and economic value of the forest as a form of resistance against the advance of deforestation. 

We have started this work through the production of hundreds of seedlings, of more than 30 different species. These are mostly fruit producing trees, but also trees that produce wood for civil and naval construction, and in addition other plants such as for medicinal use. And now we are donating these seedlings to landowners to encourage the development of these systems, and when possible we also assist with planting. In the future, when we have suficient funding, we will provide extension services too. We are also looking for specific high-value fruits, from trees that are unique to this region. We may have found one – Pajurá. More on this fruit later.

The land owners to which we have donated seedlings are listed below, with the most recent at the top. Note that for each land owner a list of the species donated is shown (local names) with the number donated, and GPS coordinates of the property. This page therefore documents each donation and makes it possible for anyone to verify – one just needs to go there and talk to them.

It is out intent to visit each of these locations in the future, to assess how the trees are doing and also estimate the carbon sequestration that has resulted. 

Seedlings donated to Adam: June 2022

ACRAA donated 19 seedlings to Adam in June of 2022. Adam lives in a forested area near Caranazal, a district just outside of Alter do Chão. These seedlings will planted in natural openings in this forest, around his house.

GPS coordinates of Adam’s property:

Seedlings donated to Adam (19 seedlings/11 species): Jabuticaba (2); Cupuaçu (2); Graviola (2); Cacau (2); Pitomba (2); Itaúba (2); Jenipapo (1); Tamarindo (1); Maracujá (1); Biriba (2); Ingá do gordo (2)

Seedlings donated to Katia: May 2022

ACRAA donated 25 seedlings to Katia in May 2022. These were planted on her property near the village of … information pending

GPS coordinates of Katia’s property: 

Seedlings donated (total 25 seedlings/15 species): Limão cayano (1); Sapotilha (1); Ingá cipó (2); Jambulão (1); Cupuaçu (2); Jabuticaba (1); Limão (1); Tangerina (1); Jambo (2); Jaca (1); Cacau (3); Graviola (4); Pitomba (2); Ingá do gordo (2); Pitanga (1).

Seedlings donated to Máquina: April 2022

In April 2022, ACRAA donated 33 fruit trees to Cleidson da Conceição, known as “Máquina”. It lives in the forest on the outskirts of Alter do Chão, where it has about 0.4 ha of partially forested land. Several ACRAA associates also helped with the planting.

See here for photos of Máquina’s land.

GPS coordinates of Máquina’s property: -2.530419, -54.956013

Seedlings donated (total 33 seedlings/14 species): Castanha do Pará (1); Graviola (3); Ingá do gordo (2); Abacate (2); Jambo (2); Jenipapo (2); Ingá cipó (4); Manga (2); Limão (2); Tangerina (2); Jabuticaba (1); Cupuaçu (4); Jaca (4); Biriba (2).

Seedlings donated to Tukui: March 2022 

Tukui is a local landowner that requested trees from us to plant natural openings in the forest on his property. Here we donated 26 seedlings of 19 different species.

GPS coordinates of Tukui’s property: -2.518709, -54.961314

Seedlings donated to Tukui (26 seedlings/19 species): Ingá cipó (1); Jambo (1); Zapatillas (1); Aviu (1); Açaí  (2); Rambutan (1); Tamarindo (1); Graviola (2); Pitanga (1); Pitomba (1); Limão (2); Tangerina (2); Abacate (2); Taperebá (1); Jenipapo (2); Jaca (2); Castanha do Pará (1); Limão cayano (1); Piquia (1).