What can we do to change the Amazon reality of destruction?
There´re options to change it – We´ll do it with a startup
In the Amazon region are many people who lived here for decades and more who were there for centuries. There are basically 3 main groups, the indigenous, mostly living in own villages, the settlers, living at the rivers and the citizens of the small cities that are wide spread in the amazon.
With only a few options to have a good income, people tend to deforest huge areas of tropical jungle for cattle farming or plantations.
For the general society the question is, why would you deforest the Amazon, if there is already a climatec crisis going on??
We need to do something, but we can’t just ban deforestation, without giving an alternative for those living around there, can we?. Primarily three options are left.
- You could simply ban deforestation and pay the local people a pension to live. – The problem here is that nobody wants to be unproductive for life and ther aren´t many willing to pay.
- You could move everyone out of the amazon region to anywhere else. – Not everyone would like to give up the land where their ancestors lived and where home is.
- You could help them by creating a demand for sustainable products and derivatives that can be collected, harvested or grown in forest without its deforestation or destruction.
I think you can understand why number 3 is clearly the best option. If we aggregate value on the standing forest by creating a demand for natural and sustainable products, then we can stop the destruction of such a beautiful place like the amazon forest.
So in 2022 we are about to start a „business for transformation“ with this idea in the place where I grew up in the amazon. We want to build a project where we can achieve the goal of changing positively the current reality of deforestation. Through many ways we’ll be able to influence sustainable development in the amazon, soon I’ll be explaining more here on my homepage.
If you want to keep in touch with me and to know how everything is going to be, you can follow me on my social networks. Let’s change for good, for bringing hope!