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What do we do

We bring local realities and opportunities closer together.

Productive Chain Development

Managing the productive chain means knowing the path of non-timber forest products from their origin to the time of their commercialisation. Beraca Institute seeks to ensure that non-timber forest products come from vulnerable communities whose residents find a positive market insertion for their community development and follow sustainable practices.


Action Plan Execution
Action Plan Execution
Beraca Institute guarantees Action Plan implementation by the constant application of appropriate and innovative methodologies.
Participative Planning
Participative Planning
Participatory planning is Beraca Institute's premise to work in the territories in which it operates. When promoting productive chains in a community or region, we established a dialogue to think together with leaders and the community their future in various aspects: income, environment, health, education, infrastructure. This methodology aligns with the precepts of participatory planning, and bets on community mobilisation and sensitisation. It consists of workshops in which technical and local knowledge can interact to guide decisions and, from these joint decisions, implement partnership projects reaching the socio-environmental impact results agreed.
Beraca Index
Beraca Index
Beraca Index diagnosis the potential supply of non-timber forest products, developed by Beraca Institute to allow assessing the potential of a community to provide non-timber forest products (or agricultural products) before we begin to foment the productive chain through production, social organisation and management. Beraca Index allows investors and donors to be more confident of the community's supply potential, even if development investments are needed.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring & Evaluation
Action Plans monitoring and evaluation during its implementation are routine for Beraca Institute. Based on the result and process indexes, makes the project management more efficient for clients and donors to follow the results of investments.
Gap Analysis
Gap Analysis
Gap analysis is the diagnosis between community current situation compared to its ideal position so that it can deliver within the standards demanded by the market and in the volumes expected by the buyers. This analysis points out community gaps and what would be necessary to provide the desired products. It can be the most diverse: little land, technical inexperience, demotivation, social disorganisation, among others.
Action Plan Development
Action Plan Development
Based on a gap analysis, Beraca Institute draws up an Action Plan that indicates necessary actions for community development until able to provide non-timber forest products within the expected patterns and volumes. This Action Plan may contain different activities, such as training, equipment acquisition, institutional connections, coaching and exchanges.
Purchase of non-timber forest products
Purchase of non-timber forest products
Action Plans monitoring and evaluation during its implementation are routine for Beraca Institute. Based on the result and process indexes, makes the project management more efficient for clients and donors, and facilitate to follow investments results.