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Agua Brasil Program

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Amazon
5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Banco do Brasil Foundation
Brazilian National Water Agency
WWF
Countries: Brazil
Regions: Parana
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Project Tags:
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Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2010  »  Jul. 2015
Project Website: www.bbaguabrasil.com.br
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 75%

Project Overview

Banco do Brasil and its partners are piloting and encouraging agricultural practices that conserve water, increase vegetation cover, and restore degraded natural resources, further catalyzed by specialized financial products and services that incentive sustainable resource management.

Project Results

Brazilian farmers, local communities in microbasins, Brazilian society in general (water conservancy). The programme’s objectives include: a) Promote societal awareness and attitudinal change with respect to environmentally sound water resource management and conservation; b) Through the implementation of pilot projects in key water-sheds, identify and encourage the adoption of sustainable practices in agriculture, reducing its impact on natural resources and biodiversity,...

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Brazilian farmers, local communities in microbasins, Brazilian society in general (water conservancy). The programme’s objectives include: a) Promote societal awareness and attitudinal change with respect to environmentally sound water resource management and conservation; b) Through the implementation of pilot projects in key water-sheds, identify and encourage the adoption of sustainable practices in agriculture, reducing its impact on natural resources and biodiversity, improving water quality, and expanding vegetation coverage; c) Disseminate and replicate models and best practices for the management and conservation of the country’s water resources; d) Review and update the social and environmental criteria Banco do Brasil it uses in its finance and investment processes; e) review and refine business models aimed at sustainable regional development, and strengthen and expand the bank’s portfolio of financial products and services that offer incentives for and stimulate projects with socio-environmental characteristics.

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