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Companies in the industry do their own planting and plant through important outgrowers’ programs. These programs generate social value in Brazilian regions that are far away from major centers, value small farmers and help to reduce the pressure on native forests and recover degraded soil. In 2015, more than 18,000 families benefited from outgrowers' programs all over Brazil.

Through these programs, companies establish long-term partnerships with small farmers, which enables them to be a part of the production chain, as they supply wood from trees planted on their own property, not to mention that they can often develop other types of activities such as agriculture, forestry or livestock, which bolsters the family income.

By keeping thousands of people in the field, the outgrowers’ programs also diversify local activities, create jobs and income, and contribute to develop the communities in which the plantations and industries are located.

The companies in the planted trees production chain invest in health, education, culture and quality of life programs that benefit approximately two million people, making the industry an important agent of social and economic development in the Country.