Acre's non-woody extractivism is mainly based on collection of castanha, azai and rubbers from the forest. Acre has about 1,980 extractive communities with a population of 80,000 extractivists. These populations have been the guardians of forests and national sovereignty. To ensure their survival, they make use of forest resources and practice agriculture for the production of vegetal goods (PPCD, Acre).
The plot illustrates the production (tons), of non-timber products derived from extractivism in Acre. As of 2010, there is an increase in the production of chestnut (castanha) and azaí. Chestnut production in 2015 was 14,038 tons. Rubber production has been steadily decreasing since 2000, reaching a production of 80 tons of latex in 2015.
Acre contributed in 2015 with 35% of the national production of chestnut. Acre produced 14,038 tons out of a total of 40,643 tons of chestnut.
Acre also contributed 2.5% of the total national production of azai.
Less than 1% of rubber production in Brazil is extractive and 99% is agricultural. Acre, concentrates 5% of extractive rubber production.
Source: IBGE, Brazil
The implantation and regeneration of forests has contributed to the reduction of pressure on the forests of Acre, promoting the productive development of open areas.
The plot illustrates production (tons) of firewood, coal and wood (m3) as part of vegetable extractivism in the state of Acre.
Animal protein production activities, due to their higher aggregation factor (when compared, for example, to grain production), notably pigs, poultry and fish, are potentially the best strategy to inhibit further deforestation by farmers in the Amazon.
These diversified livestock activities have been intensified in Acre over the last few years, specifically in the 13% of open areas. Find below the indicators of bovine, poultry, swine, sheep and fish farming in Acre.
Acre has developed an efficient pisciculture sector over the last years and has become a model in the Amazonia. With an approximate surface of 2,500 hectares dedicated to this activity, its production value has nearly doubled from 2013 to 2015.
Several factors favor production in the region and constitute potential for the development of the activity, such as: a favorable climate; availability of water resources; noble species with excellent performance when cultivated; sustainable activity that preserves forests; and a structured program to support family production.
In spite of its size and having only 170,000 hectares of intervened areas, Acre has increased in the last years the value of its agricultural production and the production of its main crops. The production of cassava, sugar cane, maize and banana stands out. In the last 4 years the value of agricultural production has grown 13% per year.
The graph shows production (tons) of the main crops in Acre. The main crop in terms of production and value is cassava, with more than one million tons produced in 2015, is a basic part of the diet and family consumption. In the last 10 years the production of this tuber has doubled.
Sugarcane and maize follow in order of importance, with a production that has increased fourth-fold and two-fold, respectively, in the last 10 years.
Fruit growing has social and economic importance for Acre's producers. This activity is responsible for serving a large part of the demand for fresh fruits for agroindustries in the domestic market. The government seeks to strengthen food security by delivering seedlings and supporting the organization of this chain to improve productivity.
The Indigenous Lands of Acre are part of the State System of Natural Protected Areas. In the last 30 years, 34 Indigenous Lands have been recognized. These correspond to 2,390,112 ha equivalent to 14.55% of the area of the State with a population estimated at 18 thousand Indians.
Processes of territorial, cultural, economic, political and social reorganization have been carried out by the indigenous peoples of Acre in the last 20 years. Since 1988, the number of Indigenous associations have increased (17 created) resulting from Indigenous movements such as forums, training courses, negotiations with official bodies, leaders, teachers, health workers and Indigenous agroforestry agents.
The agroindustries in the Amazon are making efforts in the search of new strategies to a new reality of globalized markets. In this process several paradigms and models that shaped the vision of development of the region have been broken, thus providing new models of projects that are still little known.
Located in the Amazon Rainforest, Acre has a natural vocation for community-based tourism that, together with the concept of Experience Economy, represents a collective and transparent management in the use and allocation of resources, and in which the main tourist attraction is the way of life of the Local population, which represents this new path to tourism in Acre that invites them to embark on this trip.
The attached documents demonstrate the possibilities of community-based tourism in Acre.
Acre has pioneering examples of forest-based industries that boost the state's economy by conserving the forest, valuing its people and producing with quality and excellence.
The company BAMAZON TECHNOLOGIES S.A. (BAMBACRE) has shown interest in inve ...
The Male Condom Factory (NATEX), started operating in 2008 with investments ...
The Central Cooperative of Extractive Marketing of Acre (Cooperacre) was fo ...
AGROCORTEX MADEIRAS DO ACRE is a Brazilian forestry company Created in 2014 ...
Inaugurated in just over a year the company works with extraction and proce ...
Association of the Timber Industry of the State of Acre, Assimanejo, is a c ...
The Cooperative of Community Forest Producers (COOPERFLORESTA) was created ...
The State Government, the Hevéa company and the Community Forestry Coopera ...