17th August 2021

Anniversary of Borba initiating the Municipal Forest Garden Project!

The Municipality of Borba created a reforestation project, in order to repopulate Borba with its native plant and fruit species. On the 17th of August 2020 the construction of the Municipal Forest Garden began, this is the first stage of the project.

The Municipality of Borba joined the MS Amazonas program (Programa Municipios Sustentáveis Amazonas)  in 2017.  MS Amazonas is implemented to reduce deforestation, environmental degradation and fires in the State and runs alongside and in compatibility with the Trocano project.

“The objective of MS Amazonas is to value and integrate environmental, social, economic and industrial characteristics, respecting population, cultural diversity, as well as wealth and entrepreneurship, to combat deforestation in the Amazon”

Borba has also joined the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program.

There are 17 objectives and 169 global action targets to reach by 2030, mostly encompassing the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development, in an integrated and interrelated way. Guided by global goals, countries are expected to define their national goals, according to their circumstances, and incorporate them into their government policies, programs and plans.

1st July 2021

Dumpsters delivered for Borba!

The Department of Tourism and Environment, together with the Department of Public Cleaning of Borba, is carrying out the distribution of made and customized trash cans in all schools in the state and municipal education network.  According to the Secretary of the Environment, Rafael Pantoja, all this work is the result of a partnership for years which has been working well and that the environment is grateful for.

The trash bins to be distributed to public offices and institutions in Borba. All with the aim of alleviating the proliferation of waste disposal on the city’s public roads.

The departments contemplated were the Psychosocial Service Center – CAPS, Civil Police, Public Cleaning Department, City Airport, Abrigo do Agricultor and Borba Municipal Fair.

The Environment Secretary, Rafael Pantoja, said that this work will be extended to other institutions that have not yet been covered.

8th September 2020

Fire Prevention Committee

On 3rd September the Secretariat of Tourism and the Environment recognised the hard work of the Campaign against Fires committee, during the bushfire season.

The Trocano Projects main objective is to protect the area from destruction,  and the work of committees such as this are integral in the protection of the rainforests.

The committees work was highly successful and discussions were had on how they can learn from this year to make even more improvements next year.

28th April 2020

Food Parcels Distributed to Vulnerable Students

On the 21st April, the Municipal Education Secretariat began delivering School Lunch Kits to students in the municipal school system.

Initially, 1,000 kits were distributed, which comprised of perishable and non-perishable foodstuffs, in addition to family farming items. The distribution process was carried out gradually and served the most socially vulnerable students in the Trocano project area. In addition, to ensuring peace of mind in the delivery process and avoiding crowds on school premises.

According to the Secretary of Education, Valdira Fonseca, in order to carry out this action, the joint work with the Secretariat for Social Assistance and Human Rights was fundamental. “It was through the social programs offered by the secretariat that we were able to select the most socially vulnerable students in the municipality.”

For Mayor Simão Peixoto, this is a way to meet some of the need for vulnerable students in the municipality and explained that at this first moment all schools in the city’s municipal education network will be covered, but that schools in the rural area will also receive the kits.

7th February 2020

Water Purification Systems installed in Riverine Communities

Following the water purifications previously implemented by the Trocano Project, the work continues with the Municipality of Borba installing more alternative Salta Z filters in the countryside

Installing filters in four riverside communities in the municipality of Borba, the Municipality through the Municipal Health Secretariat, Municipal Environment and Tourism Secretariat, Works Department and Borba Saneamento, continued to work and are bringing treated water to dozens of riverside dwellers.

This time, the communities of Arapapa, São Joaquim, Floresta and Anumaã were included in the project that purifies any type of water and makes it potable for consumption, Salta Z.

Each purifier has the capacity to serve up to a thousand people. The project  has already benefited ten rural communities, which today already use treated water for human consumption.

24th July 2019

Earth Rewards Ltd become a Trocano Project Partner

The company Earth Rewards Ltd have become a partner to the Trocano Project.

Earth Rewards Ltd

Earth Rewards is an environmental tech company that is developing a mobile app and e-commerce platform that enables people to simply track, reduce and offset their carbon impacts.

Earth Rewards has chosen the Trocano Araretama Project as the environmental partner for their program.  They are using the Natural Capital Credits that are generated from the Trocano Project to provide the offsets and associated environmental benefits for their program.

13th March 2019

Trocano Araretama Project Public Meeting

A public meeting was held by the Borba City Hall on the 13th March, in the Capinarana Community – Rio Sucunduri. Community leaders representing the communities within the project area were formally invited to take part, with official transportation arranged from Porto do Asfalto, Borba at 8am on 12th March.

The objective of the meeting was for a public consultation for the Trocano Araretama project as part of the ongoing informed consent of the communities participating in the project.  Upon arrival, a register of attendees was signed, which totalled 130 community leaders and representatives of the 10,700 inhabitants of the project area.

The meeting began with the President of Borba City Hall and the Municipal Secretary for the Environment giving an introductory speech, speaking generally about the origin of the project and the benefits to all the communities involved in the project.

The Mayor of Borba, Simão Peixoto, held a question and answer forum, where any person attending the meeting could ask their questions to him and the municipal representatives.  There were a number of questions asked and all were answered satisfactorily.  There was also the chance for questions to be asked from the communities to the municipal representatives, which were all answered fully.

During the meeting a new Monitoring Commission was organised, with 5 people being chosen and appointed to lead it.

A paper questionnaire was circulated by Borba’s First Lady who asked the community leaders in attendance to answer.  Each one was signed by the leader and identified each community they were representing.  A questionnaire was also presented to the First Lady, which was also answered officially and signed by both the Mayor and the First Lady.

The meeting concluded with the Mayor holding a voice poll about the ongoing acceptance of the Trocano Araretama project by the communities, in which the result was unanimous.

30th January 2018

New schools for two Borba communities

On the 20th January Mayor of Borba, Simão Peixoto, inaugurated new schools for the Piraiçu and Floresta Communities of Borba.  Both schools have high standard facilities and offer a good learning environment for students and teachers alike and include ample classrooms, together with kitchens, bathrooms and dispensaries.

The Floresta Community has been without a school building for over 4 years following a storm that took the roof, and the students of the community have been studying in the community church  instead.  The Piraiçu Community have had a huge increase in student numbers over the last year and these new facilities will ensure that all students can study in appropriate facilities.

The President of the Piraiçu Community and the Professor of the Floresta Community school both congratulated and thanked the mayor for these improvements.

The Mayor of Borba was joined by city councillors, the Secretary for Construction and the President of the FUNDEB council for the inauguration events and said that education improvement is a commitment of the Borba Municipality.

24th November 2017

Interview with Iakira, the Borba-based NGO partner of the Trocano Araretama project

29th October 2017

Borba Karate Student in Brazilian Team for WKF World Championships

The Trocano Araretama project partner, Go Balance, sponsored one of the Fenix Karate Club students from Borba to enable him to participate as part of the Brazilian team in the 2017 WKF Junior, Cadet and U21 World Championships held in Spain from October 25-29.

Ryan Christian ( second from right, back row and third from right in the pictures above) was called up to the Brazilian team for the 2017 World Championships in Tenerife and was proud to be able to represent his country, having had success in a previous competition which enabled his place on the team.  He was able to take part in many important training sessions with the Brazilian team, as well as competing in the Cadet Kata Male competition.

Ryan was accompanied to the competition by Rosely Pantoja and Alcileia Costa; two of the leaders of the Fenix Karate club in Borba.

9th October 2017

New Project Office Now Open

On Monday 9th October, the new office combining the Municipality of Borba, Iakira and Go Balance into one shared work space for the Trocano Araretama project was officially opened.

The Mayor of Borba – Simão Peixoto – gave the following interview:

The event was attended by a number of important people shown in the photo below:

L to R:  Yago Moda (Iakira); Edilson Batista (Alderman of Borba); Elizabeth Maciel (Councilwoman of Borba); Toinho Cidade (Vice Mayor of Borba); Jacimar Rabelo (Councilman of Borba); Dânia Gonzaga (Administrative Assistant); Júlio Gonzaga (Department of Rural Production Borba); Rafael Pantoja (Secretary for the Environment Borba)

The combined office will enable the easy and efficient sharing of data and information between all the project partners as well as providing a central office that is accessible to all inhabitants of the project area.

There is great excitement amongst all involved, with the Vice Mayor of Borba – Toinho Cidade – giving an inspiring speech to all that attended.