Brazil government announces program for the Pantanal’s economic recovery

The Pro-Pantanal program will allocate R$30 (US$5.8) million for actions to mitigate, prevent and fight forest fires and patch burning in the biome's rural areas.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Agriculture presented on July 12 a set of initiatives to mitigate, prevent and fight forest fires and patch burning in the rural areas of the Pantanal.

Developed in partnership with other entities, such as the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the state governments of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, the "Pro-Pantanal" project will allocate R$30 (US$5.8) million to foster economic recovery in the biome and reduce the impacts caused by fire on the region's municipalities and . . .

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