To implement DM2008 project. Project will specifically engage 400 Southern Brazilian smallholders in the increase of açaí berry production from the juçara tree (Euterpe edulis); equip a farmer#s cooperative processing plant; develop marketing initiatives; and raise participating farmer#s income by approximately 40%. Approximately 1,000 hectares will be covered with açaí production systems. The project will serve as a model for the Juçara Network # a collaborative effort of organizations promoting açaí production in the Atlantic Forest.
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