About Instituto Peabiru
Instituto Peabiru is classified as a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP, in the Portuguese acronym), and its mission is
“to facilitate processes of strengthening the social organization and the valorization of the socio-biodiversity so that the extractive populations and family farmers of the Amazon can be protagonists of their reality.”
Peabiru works nationally, with special attention to the Eastern Amazon region – states of Pará (Marajó, the Salgado region, or coastal “salty region”, and The Islands of Belém, or Belém Ribeirinha), Amapá and Maranhão. With over 18 years of operations and headquarterted in Belém, Pará, it works in 4 axes, for which we’ve highlighted the main actions in progress:
1. Technical Assistance to Family Farmers, Traditional Populations and Communities – to strengthen individual, collective and associative capacities for territorial governance and management of local resources, especially to demand basic rights and achieve sustainability, preserving land, culture and environment, and promoting food, water and energy security. Highlights: a. Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (ATER, in the Portuguese acronym); b. Empowering producers in Value Chains of Socio-Biodiversity (açaí, artisanal fishing, non-timber forest products and honey from native bees); c. Occupational safety and health in rural areas (açaí); and d. Support to spaces and organizations that monitor, reflect and elaborate strategies to ensure the guarantee of rights.
2. Corporate Social Responsibility – to build partnerships with companies, public entities and communities affected by the company’s operations in favor of sustainability, especially in terms of: a. Conflict mediation; b. Implementation of social technologies to solve problems in the surroundings of enterprises; c. Strengthening of the social organization for the empowerment of actors that are to dialogue with the public power and private initiative; and d. Participatory construction of local development plans. In this area, we dedicate special attention to the value chains for palm (dendê), pulp and paper, and mining.
3. Social Protection of Children, Youth and Women – to contribute to guaranteeing the rights of children and youth, greater equity between women and men, and for the empowerment of women. Here, we highlight the importance of: a. Public social indicators for children and youth; B. Encouragement and support to social organizations and rural businesses led by women.
4. Biodiversity Conservation – to increase knowledge about the biodiversity of the Amazon biome, especially the Belém Endemism Center (portion of the Amazon in the sates of Maranhão and Pará, east of the Tocantins River); to contribute to the conservation of public and private conservation areas; and to promote environmental education. Highlights: a. ProGoeldi Program for the revitalization of the Zoobotanical Park of the Goeldi Museum, in Belém, Pará b. Conservation of pollinators, especially native wild bees; and c. Environmental education for children and youth.
About Instituto Peabiru (PDF) – Instituto Peabiru Profile – Summary (3 pages)
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