SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Benefits for the environment:
The Brazil Nut is not extracted from the plantation made by the Man, but produced naturally by the Brazil Nut trees existing in the Amazon forest. It is an extractive culture, which privileges the Brazil Nut tree. Its collection does not cause any damage to the forest and still helps to preserve it. Preserving the forest avoids deforestation.
Social benefits of Brazil Nuts:
The Brazil nuts is collected in the Amazon forest by local residents, Indians and rubber tappers. They are the responsible for supplying the raw material which will be sent to the factory to be processed. In this way, the Brazil nuts are a source of income for the local population, in a sustainable way and without damaging the environment.
It is a smart and cost-effective way to protect the forest and avoid deforestation.