To implement the Forest Inventory in the Amazon biome to produce information on forest resources, carbon stocks and how populations in the region use their territory
All people and institutions that use information produced by the Amazon Forest Inventory
A national forest inventory covers the entire country and is carried out periodically through sampling techniques, fostering on-going monitoring of forest resources. It also fosters improved management of these resources and collection of more information to help define forest policy as well as plans for use and conservation.
The only edition of the forest inventory at a nation-wide level in Brazil dates back to the 1980s and was aimed at producing information on timber stocks in natural and planted forests, that is, it was mainly aimed at timber production.
Some regional inventories were also carried out to meet specific demands for information and help colonization or planning programs. Nevertheless, no nation-wide system was prepared since 1983.
Besides aiming to measure timber stocks, carrying out the National Forest Inventory (IFN) seeks to know what the stocks of biomass and carbon are, biodiversity, the forest’s vitality and health, in addition to the standard of living of the populations that live in the forest or near them.
The variables that are collected in this in this edition of the NFI are: biophysical, to verify the Forest dynamics; socio-environmental, to check the importance of forests to the population that live there, in surrounding areas, or the relevance of exploring resources; and administrative, which will be used to monitor field work.
In addition to the biophysical data, collecting socio-environmental variables is aimed at: accompanying the use and the perception of people over time in relation to forest resources; improving and strengthening the circumstances for sustainable use of forests; assessing the effectiveness of implementing the public policies in this sector; helping formulate and adjust norms and regulations for exploring and conserving forest resources; identifying research demands, new uses of products and services and strategies to add value to the sustainable use of forests.
This project aims to implement the NFI in the entire Amazon Biome, therefore, covering an area of 419,694,300 hectares, which represents more than 40% of the national territory.
This project falls under the “Sustainable Production” (1), "Monitoring and Control" (2), "Land-use Planning" (3) and "Science, Innovation and Economic Instruments" components of the logical framework of the Amazon Fund.
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|Date of approval||07.31.2012|
|Date of contract||01.24.2013||Disbursement period||86 months (from the date the contract was signed)|
|8º disbursements||12.20.2018||R$4,665,947.87||Total amount disbursed||R$27,669,427.17|
Total amount disbursed in relation to the Amazon Fund’s support
The National Forest Inventory made progress in the collection of biophysical and socioenvironmental data in the auctioned lots, concluding 669 sampling points from a total of 2,070 already inventoried in the Amazon region.
A total of 8,682 botanical samples and 2,550 soil samples were collected and 2,306 socioenvironmental interviews were conducted with rural residents around the sampling points.
Regarding institutional links, three new partnerships were established with the Federal University of Amazonas (Ufam), the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) and Embrapa Amazônia Oriental (CPATU), aiming to increase the production of information and strengthen management, totaling 16 instruments.
Other noteworthy points:
- Meeting between national forest inventory managers from the Amazon region and Mesoamerica countries to exchange experiences and build harmonization and cooperation among National Forest Inventories (IFN), in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (Catie);
- II Technical Meeting for IFN harmonization in the Amazon region and Mesoamerica in Turrialba, Costa Rica; technical visit for agreement with the Amapá State government;
- Negotiation with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) to grant scholarships to taxonomists to work on the identification of IFN botanical samples in the Amazon region.
Two IFN instructors and 31 technicians were trained in field data collection. Efforts were made for botanical identification, with the purchase of equipment for partner herbariums and the hiring of various specialists (the latter with GEF resources).
In communication, the IFN Amazon Fund webpage was restructured, with details of its communication plan and materials to spread the project during fieldwork.
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