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Hydro Sustainability Fund and partners open registration for the selection notice for the third business development cycle of the Tipitix Project

Initiative focuses on strengthening family farming and entrepreneurship in Barcarena

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Seeking to contribute to the local business scenario in Barcarena, Pará, the Tipitix Project launches the call for its third Business Development Cycle, which will offer a set of services and solutions for 10 entrepreneurs, individual or in groups. Applications can be made until August 1 at https://www.tipitix.com.br/.

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Tipitix is ​​a project carried out by the Hydro Sustainability Fund (FSH) and the Mitsui Bussan do Brasil Foundation, executed by the Peabiru Institute, and has the objective of promoting an entrepreneurial culture and valuing the local culture, contributing to the development of the economy of community base. The project includes support that will offer technical and commercial advice; infrastructure for processing production; product design support, credit; administrative and accounting support.

Producers or members of a group of producers of family farming in Barcarena can participate in this selection; municipal entrepreneurs linked to the world of family farming; individuals, groups or community organizations from Barcarena with a business idea or who already have an important product or service for the family farming value chain.

The consultancy will work in Business Development Cycles. Each cycle will have a total duration of 4 months, involving the stages of defining the business model; product development, with support in the definition of the packaging, registration with the Agricultural Defense Agency of the State of Pará (ADEPARÁ) and the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), improvement of the pilot production batch, analysis of credit needs, financing strategy , accounting support and commercial support for the first negotiation; business evaluation, with commercialization monitoring, collection of sales period data, data systematization, business evaluation based on operational and financial metrics; and learning and improvement.

Today Tipitix serves around 20 family farmers, benefiting more than 200 people. They are producers of cassava and its derivatives, fruits, vegetables and various other products from more than 20 rural communities in Barcarena (PA). Since the first cycle was launched, in March 2021, more than 30 market products have been consolidated and about a ton of cassava has been produced, processed into coarse cassava flour, tapioca flour, seasoned farofa, cheese bread, tucupi , brigadeiro and vacuum packed cassava. 300 kilos of products such as vacuum pumpkin, jellies, toppings, ice cream, chocolates and processed leaves were also benefited.

More information for registration by number (91) 9911 98326.

About the Hydro Sustainability Fund - The Fund was created by Hydro, Alunorte and Albras as a financial mechanism for managing investments, having the guidelines and priorities defined within the scope of the Sustainable Barcarena Initiative (IBS) as validators of the actions carried out. The Fund is the result of the investment commitment of BRL 100 million, over a period of ten years, assumed by the companies in April 2018.

In Press Porter Novelli

External Press Officer

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