Reforestation with Native Species: Case Studies, Economic Viability and Environmental Benefits
With enormous agricultural capacity and as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Brazil has the potential to become a leader in generating wealth with native species. The country has a great opportunity to increase and upscale silvicultural activities using native species to produce timber, vegetable oils, fruits, and a variety of other forest products. However, Brazilian forest products are still far from reaching their full potential in national and global supply chains.
One of the barriers to scaling up this forest economy is a lack of knowledge on existing models, their economic returns, and the organizations who can receive investment in this area. This publication aims to fill that gap. Leveraging the vital work developed by the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, this study also aims to facilitate arrangements between the private sector, governments, civil society and academia to jointly promote this new model of economic development based on a low-carbon economy.