Barranco do Mundo - Instituto Ecológica

Barranco do Mundo - Instituto Ecológica

Barranco do Mundo

Sustainable Economic Alternatives for the Barranco do Mundo Community

Community Development
Biodiversity Conservation
Knowledge Enhancement
Technology Transfer Climate Change Water Resources
Ecosystem Cerrado and Amazon
Localization Pium/TO
Legal Framework National and International Funding
Project Status Completed
Fundraising Modality Exclusive
Fundraising Status Closed

Local Context

The project is located in the municipality of Pium, Tocantins, and aims to implement and disseminate sustainable practices in communities in the region. I happened between 2006 and 2007, and included partners such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Seagro, Ruraltins and Pium’s City Hall.

Project Description

The project included training and technical assistance to small farmers, implementation of sustainable alternatives for the extraction of vegetable oils, honey processing and implementation of Agroforestry Systems (AFS) in communities.

Among the results, the highlights were the development of a press to extract vegetable oils from Cerrado fruits; implementation of a Honey House; implementation of Agroforestry Systems (SAF’s); creation of project dissemination mechanisms seeking to replicate actions and technologies in other communities.

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Project’s Presentation (Portuguese)


  • Species preserved.
  • Local development.
  • Production environmentally and socially correct.
  • Income generation.
  • Knowledge dissemination.


  • Training.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Extraction of vegetable oils.
  • Honey processing.
  • Implementation of Agroforestry Systems.
Producers Benefited by the Honey House
Producers Benefited by the Processing Press
Implementation of Agroforestry Systems (in hectare)