Impact Business

coex carajas

contributes to the preservation of Amazon forest areas in the Carajás National Forest

The extraction and sale of jaborandi leaf is the main activity of Coex Carajás (Cooperative of Extractivists of Flona de Carajás). Originally created in 2006 under the name Cooperativa Jaborandi, Coex Carajás changed its name in 2011, and is today the only one extractivism cooperative guided by environmental conservation in the region.

From jaborandi leaves are produced remedies for glaucoma and cancer. The cooperative sells the raw material without processing, as well as seeds from other species, which are widely used for reforestation. The work contributes to the preservation of Amazon forest areas in the Carajás National Forest, generates income for local communities and reduces deforestation rates and loss of biodiversity.

“I envision Coex Carajás in the future as a reference for extractive cooperatives in the Amazon. Extractivism is one of the viable sources to make and keep the Amazon standing. It is proof that the standing Amazon has value, contrary to what many people think. This is a reality that must be multiplied and disseminated to the planet"Ana Paula Nascimento – President of Coex Carajás.


City State

Parauapebas - PA



nature of business





Ana Paula Ferreira Nascimento, Edilson Pereira da Costa and Gilberto Gonzaga Araujo

Team Size:

38 members



business phase

business organization

Year of entry into the program:


Total amount raised

R$ 413,414.00

what solves

It minimizes degraded areas in the Amazon, collaborates with the treatment of diseases and provides income generation for the local community through sustainable activities.


Plant extractivism contributes to the preservation of forest areas in the Amazon, reducing deforestation rates and generating income for families.


Forest seeds supplied to companies and third parties and jaborandi leaves supplied to a company that produces botanical extracts, oils and isolated actives for the pharmaceutical industry.

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