This Friday (17), Macapá City Hall granted environmental licenses to 15 producers in the community of Igarapé das Armas, a rural area of the municipality. With authorization, they will be able to carry out 23 agricultural activities, including the raising of small and large animals and the cultivation of cassava, a common practice in the region.
The municipal management initiative aims at the sustainable development of local agricultural activities. The delivery of the licensing was carried out by the Municipal Secretariat for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Urban Posture (Semam), together with the Secretariat for Mobilization and Popular Participation (Semmopp).
Gerson da Silva has been a local producer for 10 years. He says he looked for a place in the community to work in agriculture and build his family. With the licenses, he will be able to diversify and expand his production scale, significantly increasing his income.
“We grow cassava and, from there, we sell flour, beiju and tucupi at Macapá markets. This is the source of our livelihood, now, with environmental authorization, we will work safely and guarantee a decent livelihood for our family”, he said
Environmental licensing granted by Semam is essential to ensure that local production occurs in a responsible and planned manner. The initiative legally guarantees the activities carried out by producers and contributes to environmental preservation.
“Our objective is to boost and strengthen local communities, allowing them to earn income through family farming. Their livelihoods depend on it, and management needs to help and support them effectively,” highlights Valcir Marvulle, Municipal Secretary of the Environment.
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