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Forest Carbon Credits Generation in Brazil: The Case of Small Farmers

  • Sabina Cerruto Ribeiro
  • Laércio Antônio Gonçalves Jacovine
  • Mariana Barbosa Vilar
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Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 4)

Abstract

A literature review was made to identify and discuss obstacles that Brazilian small farmers face to develop a CDM project. Technical and economic issues are the main barriers to the participation of small farmers in these project types. Small farmers’ low education and restrictive income associated with the projects’ vast bureaucracy and high transaction costs makes their insertion in this market difficult. To overcome these challenges is necessary to guarantee access to information and specialised technical assistance and to ensure financing opportunities. Projects destined to voluntary carbon market, REDD+ and PES programmes would be desirable alternatives. Forest carbon credits generation focused on small farmers is an opportunity to harness Brazil’s forestry potential, alleviate poverty and improve ecological conditions of degraded areas.

Keywords

Small Farmer Forest Carbon Carbon Market Carbon Credit Forestry Sector 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank FAPEMIG, CNPq and CAPES for financial support and scholarship. We appreciated the valuable comments of two anonymous reviewers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabina Cerruto Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Laércio Antônio Gonçalves Jacovine
    • 2
  • Mariana Barbosa Vilar
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciências FlorestaisFederal University of LavrasLavrasBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia FlorestalFederal University of ViçosaViçosaBrazil
  3. 3.Polo de Excelência em Florestas, Department of ScienceTechnology and Higher Education of Minas Gerais StateViçosaBrazil

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