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Mato Grosso’s Green Growth Strategy – Produce, Conserve and Include – drives the state’s mission to address environmental and social challenges with green economy principles.

With economic growth linked to a large agricultural sector, the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is now working towards increasing the added value of agriculture commodities through processing. This corresponds with efforts to also reduce the environmental challenges associated with this growth, and combat significant social issues, such as poor working conditions and uneven income distribution.  

Mato Grosso State has thus focused on new economic activities and technologies to rehabilitate its natural resource base. In 2015, Mato Grosso launched the strategy Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI), aiming to increase production; encourage added value through agriculture commodities processing; achieve international standard labels; conserve natural resources; and promote inclusion for families in rural settlements, traditional, and vulnerable communities. 

And, with these goals, Mato Grosso joined PAGE in 2016, prioritizing the generation of green employment opportunities and poverty eradication. Thematic and sectoral reforms have since been pursued in a variety of priority areas, including agriculture, agro-industry, tourism, renewable energy, land regularisation and green jobs. 

These activities contribute to the achievement of SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 17 (Partnership for the Goals). 

Mato Grosso submitted a proposal for green recovery support, approved in November 2020, particularly targeting family agriculture, which accounts for 51% of its workforce. PAGE’s green recovery support, underway as of 2021, will green the government’s ‘State Plan for Family Agriculture’, which aims at putting in place economic incentives and inclusive sectoral policies and plans that promote “leave no one behind”, innovationclimate change resilience, and biodiversity conservation.

This includes assessing the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on family agriculture and small farm production, particularly for vulnerable groups, facilitating financial access for small farmers, and developing a land-use management system for rural settlements. The creation and roll-out of a communication campaign will also be included in this work to increase awareness of the multiple benefits of green recovery in the agriculture sector and to help establish an integrated training programme for the development of resilient business models in the agriculture sector that are aligned with green economy principles.  

  • 2016

    PAGE support to Mato Grosso starts in the context of the State’s PCI Strategy

    State Steering Committee established (reconfigured in 2019 following restructuring of state government)

  • 2017

    Green economy stocktaking study conducted

  • 2018

    Logical framework finalised in collaboration with government, academia and private sector

    Participatory Municipal Development Master Plans developed

  • 2019

    Operational guidelines on electronic tools for monitoring family agriculture completed

    Renewable Energy Development Strategic Plan finalised

    Guidelines for the standardisation and certification of Sustainable Tourism Products finalised

    Cultural heritage and urban analysis of the Historic Centre of the city of Cuiabá completed

    Methodology and Guidelines for the Implementation of the Participative Municipal Development Master Plans finalised

  • 2020

    Two workshops on the State Government Integrated Family Farming System held

    Four workshops held in the Municipality of Salto do Céu to guide preparation and implementation of the Participatory Master Plan for Municipal Development

    Salto do Céu Participatory Master Plan for Municipal Development adopted

    Assessment of Green Economy Learning Needs for Mato Grosso Training Institutions completed

    Sustainable Management Plan for the Historic Center of Cuiabá developed

    Diagnostic of Socio-economic, Productive and Environmental Factors of the Vale do Mangaval Rural Settlement in Cáceres-MT completed

    Opportunities for Employment and Income Generation based on projections of an input/output table of the economic profile of Mato Grosso completed

    Training workshop for the private sector on sustainable tourism guidelines

  • Planning for renewable energies

    Collaborating with the Foundation for Support and Development of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (Uniselva Foundation), PAGE […]

  • Enhancing family agriculture

    Building on work from 2019, two workshops were held on the State Government Integrated Family Farming System (e-SEIAF) electronic tool […]

  • A future for sustainable tourism

    To build-out the sustainable tourism sector in Mato Grosso, PAGE has been assisting in the development of guidelines and their subsequent application. […]

  • Services for better farming

    The Rural Environmental Registration (CAR), managed by the Government of the State of Mato Grosso, is a tool for farmers, aiming to make financial […]

  • Sustainability, tourism and historic preservation

    After completing a cultural heritage and urban analysis in 2019, PAGE supported the development of a Sustainable Management Plan for the Historic […]

  • Sustainable municipal planning

    The Participatory Municipal Development Master Plan was developed under PAGE in 2019 and to advance its implementation, PAGE held stakeholder […]

  • Sectors for green jobs and growth

    PAGE has been supporting the development of a tool to assess opportunities for generating employment and income in specific economic sectors, to […]

  • Sustainable Buildings and Construction

    PAGE is supporting the State Secretariat of Cities in developing standards for smart and sustainable construction and the renovation of buildings at the […]

  • Green Economy learning needs assessment

    The ‘Learning and Inclusive Green Economy: Building Tomorrow’s Capabilities in Mato Grosso, Brazil’ assessment was finalized, focusing on green economy […]

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