Brazil: Governance in Environment Frontiers

Completed Project
Project Countries: Brazil
Thematic Issues: Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
Project Duration: 2010 to 2013
Approximate Funding: $500,000

The Governance in Environment Frontiers project improved sustainable environmental resource management of farm producers under the responsible sourcing chain of soy and beef production, in private properties on the Amazon fringe and in the Xingu region in the state of Mato Grosso. The project also built and increased capacity of local indigenous populations in forest fire management in order to help conserve local biodiversity.


  • Follow up and compliance verification of “Social-Environmental Compliance Plan –SCP” in selected farms working in the soy and cattle ranching business,
  • Build capacity to agricultural producers on social-environmental best practices; and
  • Train and implement Fire Brigades with indigenous people in the Xingu Indigenous Reserve region.


  • Improved natural resource management on 128,000 hectares.
  • 250 people (small and large producers, governmental officers and technicians) trained on good practices and sustainable management in the farming sector.
  • 150 indigenous people firefighters were trained and equipped in fire management techniques.