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Your Projects

Projects Forest Live

  • Urucara Sustainable Fruticulture, in Amazon
  • Mate and Medicinal Plants Factory, in Paraná, South Brazil 
  • Agro-industry Implantation of fruit pulp and vegetable oils, in the Amazon
  • Structuring of Organic Suma (Ginseng) and FFL sector, in Parana, South Brazil
  • Structuring of Organic Acerola and FFL sector, in Nordeste Brazil
  • Structuring of Organic Tonka Beans, in the Amazon
  • Structuring of Organic Baru, in Cerrado
  • Structuring of Organic Urucum sector, in the Amazon

Technical Expertise in partnership with third parties (fruit pulp and concentrate production, spray drying, freeze drying, etc).

Yerba Mate Factory

FOREST LIVE Project

Since 2 years, RDV Products has been investing in 2 main areas:

  • Preservation and densification of existing forest areas.
  • Reforestation and recovery of degraded areas.

Thanks to this project, since 2017, more than 12,000 trees have been planted and more than 4,000 hectares of forest are sustainably preserved.

We also offer our clients and partners the opportunity to participate with our team in this project to accelerate the impact of the FOREST LIVE project. Whether sourcing your products from RDV Products or participating directly in the FOREST LIVE project, you can actively participate with RDV Products to preserve and recover the Amazonian forest.

The objective of the FOREST LIVE project is to reduce, to the furthest extent possible, the acceleration of the deforestation, and the impact of climate change which has already manifested by the disappearance of productive plots and products from Amazonian biodiversity.

Urucara Sustainable Fruticulture

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  • Main Objectives
Summary

In Amazonia, in the city of Urucara, the Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Project was launched as an initiative of RDV Products, Nat'Orgânico (partner in Brazil) and the Agrofrut cooperative, with the aim of improving the quality and productivity of organic products and to provide higher incomes to small producers.

The project, completed in January 2018, was partially funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the "develoPPP.de" program, which supports private sector initiatives that promotes improvements in the countries in development.

Beginning of the project: January 2016
End of the project: January 2018
Place: Amazonia (Brazil)

Our partners:
Cooperativa Agrofrut
BMZ
SequagGmbH
Natorganico

Actions

Various actions have been put in place:

* The establishment of six experimental irrigation programs powered by solar energy
* The creation of a pilot farm to test innovative irrigation and fish farming technologies;
* The cultivation and distribution of new cuttings to producers;
* Training programs for producers;
* A natural homeopathic product to fight against plant predators;
* Guarana pre-production units to improve the quality and productivity of each producer of the cooperative.

All of these actions will enable the cooperative to achieve the highest level quality of guarana  on the market and ensure its marketing in the cosmetics and agri-food markets that are in full development.

One of the objectives of the project is to establish a sustainable production model for the cooperative and ensure the quality of production until the marketing of guarana without any intermediaries.

The project, “Urucara Sustainable Fruticulture”, aimed at structuring the organic crops of small producers in the Amazon, diversifying their sources of income and improving product quality.

Therefore, a solar energy irrigation system was established at a pilot farm in the city of Urucará, in the state of Amazonas, with plantations of acerola, acai and guarana, which are crops that demand large volumes of water. Guarana, a typical product of the region, was experiencing a period of falling productivity due to the effects of climate change, which led to the irregularity of the rainy season in the Amazon region.

Main Objectives

Main objectives:

*Installation of a solar-powered irrigation and a pilot farm in Amazonia ;
*Increasing farmers incomes by the diversification of new crops (açai, cumaru and acerola) and the implementation of a fish farming system;
* Improving the production process for the farmers cooperative (pre-unit production);
* Training at least 50 farmers about quality management, Organic and Fair Trade Certification, fish farming, etc
* Preservation and diversification of the biodiversity of  Amazon rainforest.

6000
New Trees
100
Trained Producers
20
Guarana Pre-processing Houses
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The First company certified by Ecocert in the Amazon

Enhancing quality of exported mate & diversification of agricultural products from familial farmers

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Summary

Beginning of the project: July 2016
End of the project: June 2018
Place: Southern Brazil


Main objectives:

  • ​Establishment of a new technology to produce Yerba Mate without PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) and without Anthraquinone (dangerous for the final consumer);
  • Development of new sources of income for producers by setting up new crops in 15 experimental plots;
  • Application of organic and fair trade certifications to guarantee the social impact of the project (better income, better working conditions, no child labor);
  • Training and awareness of producers on new production technologies, organic certifications & fair trade;
  • Creation of a breeding ground for cultivating and distributing cuttings to producers;
  • Preservation and development of the biodiversity of the Atlantic forest of Brazil (South of the country).

Our partners:

Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Ecoprodev
​Sabor do Mate
Natorganico

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RDV Products is involved locally with cooperatives and producer associations to structure the collection of native material, while preserving the surrounding Atlantic forest.

By setting up projects to enhance the quality of the native material, we seek to create a decisive added value on this exceptional product.

A yerba mate quality development project was launched in June 2016 in partnership with the Austrian development agency ADA to develop an innovative production process to eliminate toxins in the production of matte and thus allow producers continue to produce high quality mate.

The program of this project: A new process of "sapecagem", the launch of medicinal and aromatic plants through experimental plots, training courses supervised by engineers and technicians agronomists on the agroflorestal culture of the mate.

This project will enable small mate producers to increase their income by exporting their production to Europe while diversifying their production through new crops.

  • Organic Acerola Sector
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Organic Acerola Sector

Structuring of Organic Acerola and FFL sector in Nordeste Brazil

RDV Products stands out in the international market for ensuring the traceability of its products along the entire production chain. The company maintains strict control over the origin of the fruits that will be used. We also monitor the processing stages carried out by partner companies, such as pulp extraction, juice freezing, concentration and transformation into powder.

By closely monitoring the activities of the fruit growers, RDV Products makes sure that all products have been grown organically. We take great pride in being able to identify each lot and the conditions under which it was produced. In addition, the company conducts technical visits with its customers to the growing areas and to the industrial units where the various stages of production take place. All these guarantees give transparency and reliability in the production process. Thus, customers are assured that no synthetic vitamin C was used and that all steps were performed within high quality standards.

It is also important to note that all producers have an organic certification and that partner companies that carry out the industrial stages have an HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Points and Control) certification. 

Recent Projects

Most of the acerola crops are found in the northeastern region of Brazil, where the hot climate is one of the factors that favor the development of the plant. As this shrub needs a large volume of water for its flowering cycle, the plantations are usually located in irrigated perimeters, mainly in the states of Ceará, Piauí and Rio Grande do Norte. In these areas, a canal system supplies small agricultural areas, where family-based farmers grow various types of fruit.

RDV Products has several partnerships in Ceará and Piauí with producer cooperatives that grow acerola in a totally organic and sustainable way.

Other regions of Brazil also have acerola farms, but it’s on a much smaller scale. In the south and southeastern regions, for example, the climate is unfavourable to this crop due to the low temperatures during the winter.

RDV Products, in partnership with the Brazilian company Nat’Orgânico and the cooperative of producers Agrofrut, developed a project in the northern region of the country that contributed to stimulate the production of acerola in the Amazon, where there is still no tradition in cultivating this fruit, since the activities of the small producers are more focused on the production of guarana.

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