Rural development program at APA (Environmental Protection Area) Costa de Itacaré-Serra Grande

Completed project

Between 2005 and 2010, Floresta Viva developed two programs to strengthen rural communities within this Environmental Protection Area, seeking to construct alternative avenues of economic livelihood that did not hinge upon forest degradation.

Foto: Felipe Leal

1)  Using funding from the Ministry of the Environment, IFV implemented the PDA (Demonstrative Environmental Project) to provide technical assistance for agricultural ecology and ecotourism in these rural communities. The project also supported the development of the Itacaré organic fair (between 2005 and 2007).