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ERA's Pollen Program implements socio-environmental actions to generate positive impact across five pillars.

RESEARCH

COURSES & TRAINNING

AGROFORESTRY

GENDER EQUALITY

BIODIVERSITY

These are the 5 special ingredients that make this project unique.

A little bit of our actions

Biodiversity is the foundation of a resilient ecosystem. ERA devotes carbon revenues to the monitoring of keystone species within the Cerrado biome. Activities include scientific research to understand the health of specific communities and partnerships with leading institutions to achieve these results.

Agroforestry systems are biodiverse food production systems that integrate a variety of tree and plant species to produce fruits, nuts, superfoods and spices. Agroforestry systems produce more food per hectare than regular monocropping systems as well as yield higher financial returns per hectare in the long-run.

education

ERA believes in building a strong foundation through education and capacity building of the next generation of farmers. There is a lack of extension agents with the technical capacity to implement, manage and monitor agroforestry systems. Agriculture schools do not include agroforestry systems in the curriculum. Therefore, ERA is partnering with Family Agriculture Schools, to build agroforestry learning hubs and offering hand-on training courses.

biodiversity

agroforestry

gender equality

ERA is integrating the gender equality agenda into forest finance to promote the transformative changes needed to successfully fight climate change. Activities include environmental education such as agroforestry courses, aiming to tackle sensitive issues such as food security and women empowerment.

research

ERA devotes a portion of carbon revenues to support cutting edge research on fauna, flora and water quality in the Cerrado.

Where is the program at today?

Every successful program has a strong foundation.

01

Our team trained more than 32 young people in 4 courses on agroforestry management techniques​.

02

Our team, together with over 40 students and professors from the Family Agriculture School (EFA) in Porto Nacional, planted a 1 hectare (10,000 m2)  agroforestry system in 5 days. The species planted include turmeric, baru, banana, among others.

03

Our team selected 8 students from EFA to receive their own mini-agroforestry system at their families property. We planted 3,740 m2 total, roughly 500 m2 per student.