PUBLICATIONS

REGIONAL COMMUNITY BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS

Within the scope of “Amazon in Connections Initiative”, in which there was an analysis of different regional community business ecosystems and reflection on possible ways to activate regional ecosystems in the Amazon, Conexsus with the support of USAID, Partners for the Amazon, Alliance Biodiversity & Ciat and NICFI, organized the publication “ Regional Community Business Ecosystems: paths to activating the socio-bioeconomy in the Amazon”.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP CATALOG FROM THE TUPI GUAPORÉ TERRITORY

This catalog is the result of collaboration between the Forest Trends Communities and Territorial Governance Initiative (ICGT-FT), Greendata, Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia, USAID Brasil and the indigenous peoples of Rondônia and Mato Grosso, a region recently known as Tupi Guaporé.

The Tupi Guaporé is a vast territory intertwined by corridors of protected areas, including the Itenez-Mamoré-Guaporé Binational Ecological Corridor, the Tupi Mondé Ethnoenvironmental Corridors and the Tupi Kwahiva. In these corridors, approximately 28 indigenous peoples and traditional communities live, totaling around 10 thousand people, of which 8,076 are indigenous, and the rest are made up of chestnut growers, rubber tappers and extractivists.

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PPA TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT THESIS

The desire of Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA) with the Territorial Development Thesis is to contribute and serve as an instrument for integrating concepts to guide investments and forms of monitoring and evaluation of initiatives, implemented by the diversity of actors committed to the sustainability of the Brazilian Amazon, and which allows the previous obstacles to be addressed and thus favor a prosperous and sustainable development style.

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MAPPING PATHS TO THE AMAZON

“Paths to the Amazon” is the first edition of a mapping of initiatives that support impact organizations active in the Amazon, committed to the sustainable development of the region. The action is an initiative of the Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA), in partnership with USAID Brazil and the Bioversity Alliance/CIAT. The mapping was organized with support from the Amazon Investor Coalition (AIC), the CERTI Foundation and the Partnerships for Forests program, funded by the UK government. As a director, he relied on Quintessa, a reference impact accelerator in the sector.

The publication aims to provide a contribution to the ecosystem by giving visibility to the different initiatives that already exist, exploring their differentials, types of support offered, levels of investment and financing that have been directed towards the Amazon, as well as facilitating the connection between the entrepreneurial population and the initiatives that can support it.

FROM INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES TO MARKETS:
COCOA VALUE CHAIN

Through the Nossa Floresta Nossa Casa project, in partnership with Forest Trends, PPA and USAID, a collection of books was launched on the value chains of 21 indigenous peoples in 8 ITs that make up the Tupi Mosaic in Brazil, with the aim of develop economic initiatives that promote forest conservation. The books present concepts on indigenous territorial economic governance, market access challenges and opportunities, and specific activities underway in the territory.

Cocoa is mainly known for being the raw material for making chocolate, but its use goes far beyond the manufacture of this much-loved product. Among the global demands, the special cocoa market, as a differentiated product for the better quality of the beans and for coming from a fairer value chain in its relations and with nature, is of paramount importance for the culture and local economy of extractive communities. 

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FROM INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES TO MARKETS:
BRAZIL NUTS VALUE CHAIN

Through the Nossa Floresta Nossa Casa project, in partnership with Forest Trends, PPA and USAID, a collection of books was launched on the value chains of 21 indigenous peoples in 8 ITs that make up the Tupi Mosaic in Brazil, with the aim of develop economic initiatives that promote forest conservation. The books present concepts on indigenous territorial economic governance, market access challenges and opportunities, and specific activities underway in the territory.

Traditionally used as one of the main items in the diet of forest peoples, Brazil nuts have already gained notoriety in the food industry, standing out in the world market for nuts and chestnuts. More recently, the cosmetics industry has also greatly increased its interest in the species. This value chain begins in the interior of the Amazon rainforest and drives the economy of traditional peoples and communities in the region like few other non-timber forest products: harvesting the fruit is the main economic activity for tens of thousands of families in the Amazon.

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FROM INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES TO MARKETS:
CRAFTS VALUE CHAIN

Through the Nossa Floresta Nossa Casa project, in partnership with Forest Trends, PPA and USAID, a collection of books was launched on the value chains of 21 indigenous peoples in 8 ITs that make up the Tupi Mosaic in Brazil, with the aim of develop economic initiatives that promote forest conservation. The books present concepts on indigenous territorial economic governance, market access challenges and opportunities, and specific activities underway in the territory.

The importance of cultural integrity and education for the preservation of ancestral knowledge, reinforces the importance of the union between indigenous peoples and the encounter and interaction with different cultures, emphasizing the establishment of a direct connection between different activities, among them, the chain of craft value. 

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FROM INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES TO MARKETS: AÇAÍ VALUE CHAIN

Through the Nossa Floresta Nossa Casa project, in partnership with Forest Trends, PPA and USAID, a collection of books was launched on the value chains of 21 indigenous peoples in 8 ITs that make up the Tupi Mosaic in Brazil, with the aim of develop economic initiatives that promote forest conservation. The books present concepts on indigenous territorial economic governance, market access challenges and opportunities, and specific activities underway in the territory.

In this edition, we have the Açaí value chain, which comes from a typical palm tree in the Amazon region. With its name originated from the Tupi language “yasa'i”, the fruit that cries, açaí is born in bunches and has an important social and ancestral role for local traditional communities. In addition to being native to the region, it is also in the North where almost all the national production of the fruit is concentrated, with 90% of all extractive açaí produced in Brazil and 99% of cultivated açaí (IBGE, 2020).

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PPA SOCIAL NETWORKS ANALYSIS REPORT - 2020

Since the creation of the PPA in 2017, USAID and the Bioversity Alliance and CIAT – two of the Platform's founders – have developed a robust monitoring and evaluation program to track its evolution. One of the methodologies used is Social Network Analysis (ARS). The methodology uses a set of techniques to quantify and qualify the relationships between actors that interact in a network.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PPA SOLIDARITY PHASE 2

PPA Solidariedade, an intersectoral partnership led by USAID, NPI Expand, Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia (PPA) and SITAWI, opened a second call for the public notice in search of implementers for Phase 2 of the project. Funds are available for implementers who want to carry out projects in response to the new coronavirus pandemic in the Brazilian Amazon, including actions to support the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19, in addition to strengthening public health services in the Amazon Region for the prevention and control of diseases. virus infection. Interested organizations must submit a technical narrative as well as the forms and attachments available below, in addition to sending all the requested documentation until March 21, 2022.

The public notice (RFA) presents the instructions for submitting complete proposals. All questions related to this Request for Proposals (RFA) should be sent to the email: EXPAND.EOI@thepalladiumgroup.com with copy to francia.poholchuk@thepalladiumgroup.com; felipe.storch@thepalladiumgroup.com and igor.albuquerque@thepalladiumgroup.com.

PPA ACCELERATING THESIS

THE Acceleration Thesis emerged from an immersion in the Amazonian context made by extremely qualified actors for this work – the Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA), a platform for collective action led by the private sector that seeks to promote sustainable development solutions, and Quintess, an impact accelerator with more than 10 years of experience and which works with entrepreneurs, large companies, investors and institutes/foundations, promoting the innovation, positive impact and ESG agendas.

Through the study, PPA mapped new possibilities for accelerating different types and stages of businesses with a socio-environmental impact that operate in/with the Amazon. After a deep immersion, the most characteristic challenges of the biome were identified. The Thesis indicates the possible paths to accelerate businesses that represent solutions to these challenges, within 4 axes: Bioeconomy, Regeneration and Restoration, Carbon/Climate and Sustainable Supply Chains.

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: PPA SOLIDARITY PHASE 2

PPA Solidariedade, an intersectorial partnership led by USAID, NPI Expand, Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia (PPA) and SITAWI, opens a public notice in search of implementers for the second phase of the project. $5 million (about R$28 million) are available for implementers who want to carry out projects in response to the new coronavirus pandemic in the Brazilian Amazon, including actions to support the distribution of vaccines against Covid-19, in addition to strengthening public health services in the Amazon region for virus infection prevention and control.

All questions related to this Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) should be sent to EXPAND.EOI@thepalladiumgroup.com with copy to france.poholchuk@thepalladiumgroup.com  until December 19, 2021, at 23:59 (Brasilia time).  Closing/Deadline for submission of concept note: December 24, 2021, at 23:59 (Brasilia time). Download the document in Portuguese or English versions, as well as the Concept Note Form (attached), using the buttons below:

 

1st AGM 2021 CALL NOTICE

The Alliance Guaraná de Maués (AGM), started in October 2017 with the mission of building the Maués of our dreams, through the transforming power of guaraná and its people, providing collective environments for training and debates for the proposition and execution of actions with social and governmental participation focused on sustainable rural production, mainly in the guaraná chain.

AGM acts in the conservation of biodiversity, promoting the sustainable development of the territory of Maués-AM, implementing sustainable productive models of family farming, based on practical actions of inclusive and participative management, valuing local culture and all its expressions.

In order to foster innovative initiatives for biodiversity management and conservation practices, boosting the economy on a sustainable basis and valuing and rescuing the local cultural heritage, based on the proposals formulated in each Working Group (WG), the AGM Fund was created , which has guaraná as its main vector of transformation.

SUSTAINABLE USE OF PRIVATE LAND

The "Socialenvironmental use of private land: diagnosis and perspectives for the sustainability of land use" was produced by PPA´s working group on Territories. It showcases how the private sector can contribute to sustainable development and biodiversity conservation in the Amazon through territorial development. Read here in Portuguese.

CORPORATE PURCHASE IN PARA STATE - CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO FOSTERING LOCAL VALUE CHAINS

The study describes the landscape of corporative purchase and the identification of opportunities for local value chains and it is one of the first results of the PPA Working Group on Markets. Read it in Portuguese.

INVESTING IN DEVELOPMENT - MODELS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PRIVATE RESOURCE ALOCATION IN COMMUNITIES AND TERRORITORIES

The study is the result of the theme group on Territories, and seeks to understand the ways private companies invest in the communities they work on. It mapped such initiatives in the Amazon and selected five for further study. Read more in Portuguese. Territorial Development – Community Relations, Private Initiative and Public Policies for deepening the understanding of different processes and mechanisms for transferring resources from companies to communities. Given the developments arising from the inflows of private capital in locations in the Amazon, its main objective was to systematically make available cases, data and analyzes capable of demonstrating the limits and, above all, the opportunities that these initiatives present for the engagement of interested companies and partners .

The study sought to identify ongoing and completed transfer mechanisms, their structuring processes and methodologies, focusing on Brazilian cases, especially those located in the states of the Legal Amazon. In order to establish a broad view of the identified models, it presents a conceptual and methodological matrix with a record of experiences, guidelines and lessons learned.

Based on in-depth interviews with some actors, the study also presents an analysis of the conditions for replication and recommendations for implementing the mechanisms, guiding the adaptation to other territories in the Brazilian Amazon from the private sector.

caminhos para o desenvolvimento sustentável na Amazônia

Pathways for Sustainable Development in the Amazon

The Manaus Free trade zone is among major sustainablity policies in Brazil, and one with the best socialenvironmental benefits. The study analyses how tax breaks in the Free Trade can help drive sustainable development in the Amazon.

Investimento de impacto na Amazônia: caminhos para o desenvolvimento sustentável

Challenges and opportunities for Amazon impact investment

A comprehensive study identifying investment mechanisms, types of enterprises, value chains, obstacles and investment opportunities for impact business in the Brazilian Amazon was launched by SITAWI – a PCAB partner, during the First Forum of Impact Investment and Sustainable Business in the Amazon.

Among the challenges listed is the scarcity of credit for investments, of risk limited government support, the lack of support systems such as incubators and accelerators, as well as logistical difficulties, training for entrepreneurs, and bureaucracy.

On the opportunities side, there is a strong presence of institutions connected to social and environmental issues in the region: civil society organizations, donors, financiers and government can serve as the base to support and develop impact businesses. There is also high potential for value-chain creation, as is the case of Brazil nuts. The study also identified room for more capacity building of entrepreneurs and growth of this service sector.