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Discover the story of the partnership between

Santa Fé Farm and the Black Jaguar Foundation:

Santa Fé Farm was one of the first rural properties to partner with Black Jaguar Foundation, back in 2016.

Their commitment to nature led Agropastoril do Araguaia Group to believe in our ecological restoration project, the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor, and support the initiative.

That’s how, during the 2018/2019 planting season, we launched our Pilot Project at Santa Fé Farm, planting 20,000 trees. The results are already visible, including through satellite imagery!

Since then, the work has only progressed. By the 2022/2023 planting season, 120,000 trees have been planted across approximately 60 hectares. Check out the before and after:

Santa Fé Farm was also where we built the second nursery of the Black Jaguar Foundation. The property was home to thousands of seedlings produced by our field team, which are now growing and forming the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor!

About the farm

In the south of Pará state, Fazenda Santa Fé belongs to Agropastoril do Araguaia Ltda group and is located on the banks of the Araguaia River in the city of Santana do Araguaia.

With approximately 35,000 hectares, situated in the Amazon biome, it is surrounded by a conservation area. At the time of acquisition, the property was primarily used for cattle ranching.

Over the years, the group decided to use these areas to implement more modern and precision agriculture practices. This transition did not overlook environmental concerns and sustainable development. It was in 2016 that the partnership with Black Jaguar Foundation began – a partnership based on non-negotiable principles, which include climate change mitigation and increasing local biodiversity.

Where we are planting now…

Santa Fé Farm was where we began planting our first million native trees. Like any successful partnership, we continue working to restore as many hectares as possible.

See the map location of our restoration site below…

Coordinates : -9.538875° , -50.448721°
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Bianca Nijhof

Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)

About me

Managing Director at the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP). Previously, she was the Global Sustainability Program Manager for Arcadis and led the Natural Capital business solutions work. She is a member of the Foundation Board at Workplace Pride, sits in the Advisory Panel to the Natural Capital Coalition, the Technical Committee of the Social & Human Capital Protocol, the board of the Amsterdam International Water Week, the Steering Committee of the Indo-Dutch CSR & Sustainability Forum and the Sustainability Commission NKBV (Dutch Mountaineering Association).

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