Date: 2010 – 2012
Location: Nova Mutum Paraná, Rondônia, Brazil
Main Characteristics / Economic Driver: Hydroelectric plant impacting socially, environmentally and economically the surrounding communities.
Objective: Creation of a Sustainable Socioeconomic Model for the Nova Mutum Region, respecting its vocations, expectations, preserving its biodiversity and local culture. Creation of a Sustainable Agroecological Pilot Project – Integrated Experimental module of fish farming and organic agriculture
Pro Natura’s Role: Manager, Coordinator, Articulation and Engagement of residents and partners
Achievements: Integrated Experimental Module of Fish Farming and Organic Agriculture, as an emergency action – professional qualification, employment and income for workers belonging to the 50 families that were relocated to Vila Nova Mutum Paraná due to the implementation of the Jirau Hydroelectric Plant; Generation of immediate income, high profitability and low environmental impact, using the fish feses to fertilize the gardens, in an integrated model; Ready for scaling
Partnerships: GDF Suez (AHE Jirau), Biofish, Agrosuisse