Fundo Vale, an honorary partner of the initiative, took part in an event that brought together around 20 long-term partners of this project, which has turned into a business.

Considered one of the Amazon region’s leading bioeconomy initiatives, Café Apuí Agroflorestal recently brought together partners to share an overview of its activities in 2023 and present its projections for 2024. The meeting, which took place on February 2, also featured an exchange of ideas and experiences aimed at improving the project’s reporting and communication channels.

Fundo Vale is one of this initiative’s oldest partners. The collaboration began in 2012, when investments started in the south of the state of Amazonas, a region that is part of the so-called “Arc of Deforestation.” In 2020, Fundo Vale renewed its involvement with the project, with the aim of helping address financial challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and providing support for the search for new investments.

We have been following this journey for 10 years and have seen a social and environmental project become an impact business. We have a lot to learn from this story, which shows that a social and environmental business cannot be structured overnight,” says Márcia Soares, Fundo Vale’s Amazon and partnerships manager.

Café Apuí Agroflorestal is an initiative created by the Amazon Conservation and Sustainable Development Institute (IDESAM), which aims to produce high-quality coffee combined with forest conservation, the recovery of degraded areas and local socioeconomic development.

In addition to Fundo Vale, the following partners, among others, have collaborated with the business since its creation: Mercado Livre, We Forest, FarmRio, Impact Hub, Pachama, IHSTowers, SBSA, VolCafé, Instituto Chão, Patio Gourmet and the Brazilian Micro and Small Enterprise Support Service (SEBRAE).