In this new phase, the startups plan to expand initiatives to restore habitat, generating environmental, social and economic benefits 

Committed to implementing innovative models for sustainable production systems, Belterra Agroflorestas and Caaporã have started new partnership cycles with Fundo Vale. Both impact businesses are strategic for fulfilling Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal, which includes restoring 100,000 hectares of habitat and protecting a further 400,000 hectares.  

Last year, Caaporã started a pilot project on a 2,000-hectare farm in Tocantins to apply a new methodology for generating carbon credits, based on the sustainable intensification of livestock farming. “The partnership with Fundo Vale was fundamental for the development of this innovative methodology, which could become a milestone in the transformation of Brazilian livestock farming into a low-carbon and more productive activity,” says Luís Laranja, the CEO of Caaporã. 

For 2024, the expectation is to continue to expand operations in Tocantins. This region has great growth potential and is key to the startup’s expansion plans. “We are confident that the partnership with Fundo Vale will continue to support us in expanding our activities and developing new production areas,” Laranja adds.  

In the case of Belterra Agroflorestas, since 2020, the startup has been working in partnership with Fundo Vale to develop a model that focuses on recovering low-productivity pasture lands, replacing them with agroforestry systems, with an emphasis on strengthening the cocoa production chain.  

Belterra’s work in Pará is wide-ranging and covers three main regions. In the southeast of the state, the organization is present in São Félix do Xingu, Tucumã, Ourilândia do Norte, Canaã dos Carajás and Parauapebas. It also operates along the Trans-Amazonian Highway (in Altamira, Uruará and Medicilândia) and in the northeast of Pará (in Santa Luzia, Santa Izabel, Tomé Açú and Peixe Boi). Among other things, the company is developing new crops with high economic potential, thereby promoting sustainable agriculture and improving the quality of life of rural communities in the state.  

“The partnership with Fundo Vale has allowed us to develop a well-distributed operation, seeking to support the structuring of product chains based on Amazonian biodiversity, while restoring areas and supporting the socioeconomic development of small and medium-sized producers,” says Valmir Ortega, the CEO of Belterra.