Fundo Vale’s involvement with Vale’s 2030 forest commitment was designed in accordance with the experience it has gained since 2016, with the support of consulting firm Impacto Plus, which focuses on studying innovative solutions for restoring degraded areas through agroforestry systems. Proposals were piloted in the LabSaf initiative, in partnership with Conexsus, and 10 hectares of experimental planting was enabled in 2019, led by Belterra and Caaporã, informal initiatives that have already demonstrated the potential to be scaled up and replicated elsewhere.
In practice, the idea is to develop and strengthen productive arrangements, emphasizing agroforestry systems, and to create financial instruments that can unlock access to resources and markets for impact businesses that value intact forests and restoration, making production chains more sustainable. This also means catalyzing hybrid investment operations, leveraging public, private and philanthropic financial resources for these businesses, and building arrangements involving market offtakers. This will allow large-scale environmental restoration and conservation.