Felipe Soares, analyst for the Ideal Future Program by ICC, says that the investment in greenhouses at the settlement allowed a planting contract that could arrive to 150 thousand seedlings of Parica (a typical Amazon tree). "The successful experience also brought to farmers an assistance contract to implement a greenhouse of native trees in the city of Rondolândia, MT, for the initial recovery of 40 hectares of conservancy areas", he says.
Carried out in cooperation with BRF Brasil Foods since October 2009, the project was extended to April 2013. Currently, the greenhouse focuses on producing native trees from degraded areas, but farmers are starting to work with ornamental plant seedlings as well.
Since 2009, 25 workers of the settlement were trained by Sebrae Mato Grosso in technical matters, from production to management. Now, with the course experience, we found the best way to work", says Aurimar Savaris, one of the greenhouse partners.
BRF Brasil Foods and Construtora Camargo Corrêa are partners in the project since the company executed the works for a plant of BRF in the city.