How to participate

How to participate

1. Active demand and site Fase 1

Prospection of proposals related to the Fund's allocation strategy with possible field visit, in the case of specific projects. Proposals can also be received on the website, by submitting the pre-project form, to access the form, click here . If the proposal adheres to the strategy, the Fund's criteria, the production chains and the priority themes, the proposer will be invited to formalize a proposal in a project model and, if qualified in this phase, move on to the next one.

1. Active demand and site Fase 2

The Technical Committee validates or declines the proposals evaluated by the JBS Fund for the Amazon board. A meeting is held between the proponent and the committee to understand the context and clarify questions

1. Active demand and site Fase 3

Projects above R$ 200 thousand are submitted for evaluation and approval to the Administration Council, projects below this amount are approved by the Program & Project Board.

1. Active demand and site Fase 4

Additional documents will be required from the proposing institution for contractual purposes. A complete register will be made and a contract between the JBS Fund for the Amazon and the project proponent will be executed. After signing the contract, the project officially enters the Fund's project portfolio and the implementation and monitoring phase of the results begins.

2. Induction Fase 1

The JBS Fund for the Amazon has an active role in promoting sustainable development and conservation in the Amazon, with the freedom to develop proposals with its network of partners to promote the sustainable use of natural resources, generate positive socio-economic results and strengthen the climate agenda. At this stage, the proposal is developed in partnership with other institutions, seeking to implement the strategy of the JBS Fund for the Amazon.

2. Induction Fase 2

The Technical Committee (TC) may be consulted

2. Induction Fase 3

Projects above R$ 200 thousand are submitted for evaluation and approval to the Administration Council, projects below this amount are approved by the Program & Project Board.

2. Induction Fase 4

Additional documents will be required from the proposing institution for contractual purposes. A complete register will be made and a contract between the JBS Fund for the Amazon and the project proponent will be executed. After signing the contract, the project officially enters the Fund's project portfolio and the implementation and monitoring phase of the results begins.

1. Active demand and site


2. Induction


1. Active demand and site


2. Induction


Framework Criteria and Evaluation of Projects

CRITERION 1: ADHERENCE TO THE PILLARS OF THE FUND

THEME 1: FOREST CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

  • The project should foster conservation activities in the areas of the Amazon biome, including community forest management and activities that value more efficient use of legal reserves and protected areas.

  • Regarding to forest restoration, the project should provide for activities related to reforestation, recovery of degraded areas with productive restoration using economically viable and attractive crops and techniques, agroforestry systems, regeneration, forestry and better productivity in agricultural areas.

THEME 2: Socio-economic development oriented to value chains and focused on competitiveness, sustainability and social inclusion

  • The project should encourage activities that boost the development of programs and businesses related to the strengthening of the forest economy, which add value to the productive chains of Amazonian biodiversity and generate income for the resident and / or producer communities in the project area.

  • Project activities should identify and bring economically viable and socially inclusive solutions to the main gaps related to the development of productive chains of Amazonian biodiversity.

  • Activities associated with social inclusion (health, education / training, tourism, financing) for traditional resident and / or producer communities in the project area will also be supported by the JBS Fund for the Amazon and may be complementary to the strengthening of production chains or with a specific focus in its implementation

THEME 3: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Applied science and technology projects should be transversal to the other themes supported by the JBS Fund for the Amazon and aim to support the development of new technologies to deal with the gaps and opportunities identified in the areas of conservation, forest restoration, development of production chains, adding value , infrastructure, communication, logistics and in the field of action of health and education.

  • Science and technology project activities should focus on solving a specific need, innovation and / or disruptive technologies.

  • It is desirable that the project activities foster the formation of applied research and development networks in the Amazon

CRITERION 2: ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

  • The projects should strengthen and boost the development of businesses related to conservation and restoration activities and consider socioeconomic development as a guide for value chains and scientific and technological development, considering their economic viability, attractiveness and financial sustainability, which takes into account all production costs of an environmental, social and operational nature and to ensure the necessary investments to maintain the activity. In this regard, it is important to present potential commercial activities (eg carbon credit trading), together with pre-established agreements, if applicable.

  • It is desirable that the project promotes the connection of demand versus supply with the main value chains of the Amazon rainforest

CRITERION 3: REPLICABILITY AND SCALE

  • The project should have the potential to have its methodology replicated and transferred in the course of and after its implementation, without significant additional costs. In the case of projects that foster new business, the capacity and / or potential for expansion into new markets and regions will also be accepted as a replicability criterion

  • It is important that the project foresees measures for the management and dissemination of acquired knowledge

CRITERION 4: INNOVATION

  • It is desirable that the model / method / methodology of the project brings innovation. Among the various possibilities for innovation, it is understood as technological innovations, which include product or process and other types of innovations, which may be related to new business models, new organizational processes and methods, or even to new products and new sources of ingredients.

CRITERION 5: GEOGRAPHIC

  • The submitted projects will be based in the Brazilian Amazon region, considering the regions and municipalities based on 9 states that comprise the Brazilian Amazon

CRITERION 6: BENEFICIARIES

  • It is desirable to engage, participate and create value for communities / family farmers in the Amazon, giving prominence, transparency and fair distribution of value throughout the chain. Likewise, working in networks is relevant, which involves articulation with other institutions.

  • It is desirable to encourage projects that promote and benefit the socio-cultural of the Amazon, serving the most vulnerable groups (women, youth, GLBT, blacks)

CRITERION 7: NETWORKS AND PARTNERSHIPS

  • Projects that promote the formation of a network among institutions operating in the Amazon are considered desirable, considered key to contributing to the intentions and learning of the themes supported by the JBS Fund for the Amazon.

CRITERION 8: DEADLINES

  • Projects will be able to meet the execution deadline of up to 60 months, but the most usual deadline will be a maximum of up to 36 months.

  • It is desirable that the first cycle lasts up to 36 months and can be renewable up to 60 months, considering the deadlines for the delivery of the final report and accountability.

FOCUS 2021

The activities of the JBS Fund for the Amazon aim to support the development and socio-economic empowerment of Amazonian communities, conserving the standing forest and adding value to the products of Amazonian biodiversity. For the year 2021, the JBS Fund for the Amazon will focus on structuring activities that can support the expansion and structuring of the açaí, cocoa, nut, fish, cassava supply chains and new disruptive chains, generating ingredients, active principles and essences with potential use by industries.