Instituto Peabiru is classified as a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP, in the Portuguese acronym). 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 (mainly in a. Marajó Archipelago; b. Pará coastal region, and c. The Great Belém Area), Amapá and Maranhão. With over 20 years of operations and headquartered in Belém, Pará, it works in 4 axes:
1. Family Agriculture
- Light for a Better Life. Last updated on July, 2017.
- Challenges and opportunities for the business sector in the fight against poverty. The case of Brazil’s Amazon River estuary. By Maria José Barney and João Meirelles Filho. In: KIT Working Papers. Royal Tropical Institute. Amsterdam, Holand. June, 2008.
2. Coporate Social Responsibility
- Event organized by Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Office discusses socio-environmental impacts of Barcarena, a industrial hub in the Amazon
3. Vulnerable Groups
- The Amazon, pollination and the Peabiru Institute – A quick view about the Amazon and its socialenvironmental challenges. November, 2015.
Low-impact Proteins for a Safe Planet
- Proteins of low socio-environmental impact: the next agenda for sustainability. By João Meirelles Filho and Mariana Buoro. June, 2017.
- Specialty of the Day: Amazonian Beef Steak and climate change. By Maria Jose Barney e João Meirelles Filho. In: Nature TM Inc. Hague, Holand. July, 2011.
Scientific Work by Third Parties
- From the Amazon to the World: Gender Divisions of Labour in an Emerging Value Chain. Luciana Batista Pereira. Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands.
- Community-Based Ecotourism in the Brazilian Amazon: The experience of the Institute Peabiru. By Ana Gabriela da Cruz Fontoura. In: DevISSues – Erasmus University. Rotterdam, Holand. June, 2012.
- What does social upgrading mean for small-scale producers? Family Farmers and Oil Palm Cultivation – A View of Possibilities and Constraints. By Wanêssa Marques Silva, University of Antwerp – Institute of Development Policy and Management.
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