The State Government is investing heavily to promote the development of the primary sector and thus generate greater social inclusion, more employment and income within the state.
Agro-industries are being incentivized or revitalized with the increase in the supply of rural credit, access to institutional markets, training and support for business management. Among them, we highlight those that benefit fish, dairy products and fruit pulps, especially açaí. Amazonas is the second largest fruit producer in Brazil, with 9 thousand tons per year and revenues of R$ 90 million.
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800 tonnes of managed pirarucu were produced in the last year after the government promoted fishing ordering based on fisheries agreements.
3.1 million ornamental fish were exported in the last year, especially to Germany, USA, Taiwan and Japan.
Sport Fishing benefited from training in good practices and in the handling of the caught fish and the licensing and holding of sport fishing tournaments that brought together 25 thousand tourists during the dry season of the rivers, moving an amount of R$ 60 million, in 35 municipalities.
Rubber extraction, one of the most traditional economic activities in Amazonas, received a subsidy and the forecast for the 2019/2020 harvest is 152 thousand kilos.
The production of jute vegetable fiber and mauve plant, one of the activities of great value for the textile industry, received more than R $ 5 million in economic subsidies. These fibers are produced without chemical inputs and represent an ecological alternative for making packaging and replacing plastics.
Forest Management Activities
The economically and environmentally sustainable activities involving small scale producers / collectors in Amazonas are included in Idam's Priority Projects.
With the management plan it is possible to contain the illegal use and removal of wood.
In 2019, more than 9,800 cubic meters of wood were sustainably produced in Amazonas.
About 2,700 registered family farmers and rural producers work with plant extraction in Amazonas. For centuries, this has been one of the main economic activities in the region. The main oils are extracted from andiroba, copaíba, murumuru and buriti.
About 4,500 family farmers are expected to produce 500 tonnes of Brazil nuts this year, one of the most important extractive species in the Amazon. The agribusiness transforms it into dried and vacuum-packed nuts.
More than a thousand rural families live from the extraction of fiber from piassava.