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To help Amazon produce compete economically with food and biomaterials from other regions, differentiation is key. Significant work has been done to create new, regenerative and reliable supply chains but they need to scale.
The Amazon Investor Coalition stimulates the bioeconomy in Amazonia by spurring corporate interest in regenerative agroforestry products (fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, teas, plant medicines, textiles, sustainable timber and more) and sustainably produced commodities (soy and cattle). A sufficient demand signal for forest-friendly goods is needed to slash incentives for farmers to replace forests with soy and cattle – the main drivers of Amazon deforestation. Regenerative agroforestry is a key piece of the puzzle for enticing farmers to transition to more sustainable and financially attractive production systems. Agroforestry orchards can replace unsustainable monocultures with polycultures while improving income and restoring canopies, soils, and evapotranspiration rates.
On the supply side, we promote Amazon bioeconomy aggregators that bundle procurement opportunities and open access to corporate buyers around the world while increasing market demand for sustainable Amazon produce.
To accomplish our objectives we are forging connections, developing long-term purchase contracts and promoting public commitments between buyers, sellers, and aggregators in forest friendly value chains.
CORPORATE PROCUREMENT RESOURCES
AMAZON PRODUCT WIKIS
For our 2023 study on commercially viable Amazonian species, The Amazon Investor Coalition produced Wikis documenting details about the biology, cultivation, and harvesting of a specific forest product that are sourced from the Amazon rainforest region. Most wikis include details of product market sizes, prices, volumes, and more.
REPORT ON PRODUCTS
The Amazon region is rich with regenerative agriculture and wild forest products. Some are global commodities, while others have yet to be fully discovered by international markets. To help educate potential buyers, this report offers profiles of 15 of the region’s most promising species whose increased production and consumption can sustain new economic cycles that protect and regenerate forests.
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COMMERCIALLY VIABLE PRODUCTS
Check out our growing list of commercially viable species.
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The Amazon Investor Coalition unites philanthropy, investment, and corporate procurement to catalyze new economics for ecosystem regeneration, decarbonization, and conservation.
We mobilize patient, risk-tolerant capital and blended finance to strengthen the bioeconomy.
We facilitate deal flow by matching investors with tailored sustainable impact investment opportunities.