The Sustainable Use program has plural acting in territories and communities in Brazil, leading a work that seeks to promote the structuring of socio-biodiversity production chains. For this, it encourages sustainable techniques and invests in actions such as the training of rural producers and artisanal fishermen — which reflects on the development of local capacities related to the chains and expands market access, contributing to fair and inclusive commercialization.
To assist in the process of reducing social gaps, this Humanize program believes in the transformation of realities and during the cycle 2019-2021 signals as strategic priorities the promotion of sustainable development and income generation projects — through the chains of fishing, cocoa, honey, and the theme of seeds.
The supported initiatives are mainly in the biomes of the Amazon in the Amazon (in the states of Pará and Amazonas), in the Atlantic Forest (in the south of Bahia and in the state of Rio de Janeiro) and in the Cerrado (states of Goiás, Minas Gerais and Bahia).
Partnership is a word that says a lot about Humanize and the relevance of its meaning is strongly present in our trajectory; it permeates all our actions and connections.
In the Sustainable Use program, for example, networking leverages resources and skills, gaining scale for social transformation projects that connect to the cocoa, honey, fishing and seed production chains. Between 2019 and 2021, this area of Humanize worked with 34 projects altogether and made more than 80% of its investments through partnership.
In the same period, Sustainable Use supported various initiatives in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And the portfolio continues to stand out in this section, especially in relation to the goals 15 (Life on Land), 1 (No Poverty), 13 (Climate Action) and 14 (Life Below Water) — which coincides with the purpose of Humanize and the efforts of the program.
Evidencing a work that collaborates with the transformation of territories and people from the production chains, the last triennium generated interesting data for Humanize, as well as for its partners and alliances. For example, more than 600 fishermen were trained in good practices and market access, and more than 1800 cocoa producers were trained in good practices and/or technical assistance.
Today, the united Sustainability programs (Sustainable Use, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Environmental Impact Businesses) bring together 14 active partnerships with leading entities in the country, which give life to a consistent portfolio of projects:
Promoting sustainable economic development, keeping the cerrado standing and valuing the culture of local communities.
Partners: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Boticário Group Foundation (Fundação Grupo Boticário), International Institute of Education of Brazil – IEB (Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil – IEB) and Nova Era Institute (Insituto Nova Era).
Promoting urban and rural socio-environmental impact through productive inclusion of people in economic vulnerability in the labor market, income generation, entrepreneurship and the strengthening of NISA environment. The goal is to support small producers or employment and income opportunities for vulnerable people.
The alliance aims at contributing with innovative solutions for sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity, forests and natural resources in the Amazon by promoting the ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship in the region.
Partners: United States Agency for International Development – USAID (Agência dos Estados Unidos para o Desenvolvimento Internacional – USAID), Institute for Climate and Society – iCS (Instituto Clima e Sociedade – iCS) and Vale Fund (Fundo Vale).
Designing a program to structure the chain in strategic territories, with a systemic look at the fishing ecosystem, considering issues related to conservation and sustainable use, as well as market access.
Partner: Oak Foundation.
Contributing to sustainable, low-carbon, inclusive and long-term development in the Amazon, with the aim of developing a common vision of what can be done for the region; promoting greater coordination between funding and implementing institutions; and defining joint action that promotes sustainable development.
Developing joint initiatives in the area of sustainable solutions about socioeconomic and environmental challenges, and of the ecosystem of impact businesses.
Parceiro: Brazilian Biodiversity Fund – Funbio (Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade – FUNBIO).
Fostering entrepreneurship with a socio-environmental impact through nature-based solutions and promoting conservation.
Partners: Boticário Group Foundation (Fundação Grupo Boticário) and others.
Promoting sustainable development in southern Bahia and influencing public policies for the region, through the sustainable development of the cocoa production chain.
Partner: Arapyaú Institute (Instituto Arapyaú).
Strengthening Caiçara, Quilombola and Indigenous culture (PCTs) and local productive arrangements in traditional territories, through tourism, fishing and family farming, prioritizing young people and women.