Two partners – one an economist and the other with a degree in international relations with a career in Trade – saw the opportunity to develop a chain of forest products in the foreign market. Thus, 100% Amazônia, a thematic commercial exporter of renewable non-timber forest products, emerged with close relationships and providing technical support for sourcing communities.
Helping to solve one of the biggest bottlenecks in sociobiodiversity products, which is commercialization, 100% Amazônia promotes access to markets respecting the harvest calendar and knowledge from the forest, always seeking to establish horizontal relationships with communities and supporting technical training.
“Producers have the knowledge about maintaining the ecosystem and we have the technical requirements that the market needs. We have the distribution chain and expertise in international trade”, says Fernanda Stefani, one of the founders of 100% Amazônia.
Today, the business, which has ISO certification and solidified management processes, exports Brazilian products to 55 countries, including açai and by-products, frozen pulps, oils and cosmetic butters, respecting local culture and generating income for traditional and indigenous communities.
STAGE OF BUSINESS
ABOUT THE BUSSINESS
Thematic commercial exporter of renewable non-timber forest products, with close relationships and technical support to the supplier communities.
WHAT DOES IT SOLVE?
Bottleneck in the commercialization of sociobiodiversity products. Market access respecting the harvest calendar and traditional knowledge.
POSITIVE SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Forest conservation. Income generation and appreciation of local products. Horizontal relationship with supplier communities and support with technical training.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
ZERO HUNGER AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Export of açai and by-products (70-80%), frozen pulps, oils and cosmetic butters.
Export of Brazilian products to 55 countries. Revenue of BRL 15 million/year and 15% of net margin. Strategy to access the assembled market and extensive expertise in international trade. ISO certification, complete team and very solid management processes.
DOES IT MAKE ITS PURPOSE CLEAR?
DOES IT MONITOR ITS IMPACT?
FERNANDA STEFANI E JOZIANE ALVES