In an effort to further its mission of community development and environmental sustainability, Brazil Potash, through its subsidiary, Potássio do Brasil, has generously provided 5,766 seedlings of various kinds to the Amazonas state government. The seedlings, which include fruit, forest, ornamental, and medicinal varieties, were cultivated in the company’s nursery situated in the Urucurituba village in the Autazes municipality.
The handover took place on May 5th during the inauguration of the 2023-2024 Crop Plan at the Vasco Vasquez Convention Center. This initiative is set to uplift over 1,200 small-scale farmers in the Manaus Metropolitan Region and beyond, extending its reach to various municipalities within the Amazonas interior.
Representing Potássio do Brasil at the event, ESG director Lúcio Rabelo elaborated on the intent behind the donation. In line with the goals of the Autazes Potash Project, he highlighted the company’s commitment to bolster rural production, enhance food security, and mitigate climate change by sequestering greenhouse gases. Additionally, he emphasized on their strategy to safeguard water resources, rehabilitate degraded lands, and restore local biodiversity.
This move mirrors Potássio do Brasil’s commitment to align with the State Government’s efforts to confront the global climate crisis, reflecting its corporate ethos of contributing positively to the community.
Notably, the Urucurituba nursery, established in 2021, has already yielded over 42,000 seedlings representing 55 different agroforestry species. This substantial output underpins the company’s dedication to fostering a sustainable future, a key aspect of Brazil Potash’s mission and a cornerstone of the Autazes Potash Project.