Wood Energy Catalogue

Minas Gerais Forestry Project in Brazil

Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries of implementation

The objective of the project is to increase industrial wood production, reduce degradation of the native forests, and improve environmental protection.  The project covers the following components:

1) the establishment of up to 165,000 ha of forest plantations and the building of charcoal manufacturing kilns and related infrastructure;

2) the planting of about 40,000 ha of woodlots on small and medium-sized farms;

3) institutional development to strengthen the State Forestry Institute.

Brazil, forest degradation, forest plantation, charcoal production, charcoal kilns, woodlots, environmental protection, institutional development
Type of initiatives
Program or Project
Program/Project Sub category
Resource/supply enhancement, Conversion efficiency improvement
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
World Bank; Minas Gerais Dev Bank; State Forestry Institute
Funding agency
World Bank