Sustainable production & commercialization of Aguaje vegetal oil

environnementPROJECT FORM – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ongoing PERU
August 2011
5 years

Main Objective

Produce on sustainable and fair trade principles aguaje vegetal oil (Mauritia Flexuosa) as an alternative income for the communities and a way to give value to rainforest resources

Specific Objectives

  • Bring a new know-how to communities : transformation of aguaje fruits into a vegetal oil.
  • Identify buyers and engage their commitment to purchase the whole production generating by this way new economical incomes and ensuring the sustainability of the project

Action Area

  • Amazone province of Loreto

Beneficiaries

  • Community of 20 de Enero, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

Project carrier NGO

  • LATITUD SUR

Local partnerships

  • PRO NATURALEZA

International partnerships

  • Man & Nature
  • Maisons du Monde
  • Albert Vieille

Institutional partnerships

  • IIAP (Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana)
  • UNAP (National University of Peruvian Amazon)
  • COMUNIDAD ANDINA – Program BioCAN

Obtained results
(or expected)

  • The beneficiaries transform the aguaje fruits into vegetal oil within the community
  • Aguaje vegetal oil is commercialized in Europe and brings an additional revenue to the community

Site web reference

Perspectives

  • This project fits in a bigger program of valorization of natural rainforest ressources as economical alternatives to deforestation.

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