To achieve the goal of the Produce, Preserve and Include Program (PCI), the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, needs to reach 800 thousand hectares planted by 2030, equivalent to 41 thousand new hectares per year by then. However, the annual average of planting in the last decade was 14 to 16 thousand ha, according to information from Arefloresta – Association of reforesters of Mato Grosso.
To achieve this goal, an investment of R$ 313 million in the planted forests sector will be required. It’s a challenge for the state, despite its positive scenario.
Mato Grosso has a highlight position in the world production of teak, being the 3rd largest teak producer in Latin America. Looking closer, teak is the second most planted species in the state, behind only eucalyptus, with 187,000 hectares planted.
Brazil’s advantage over other producing nations is the efficiency of planting and harvesting. According to information from the Ministry of Agriculture (Map), while Canada, which is a major forest producer, takes almost a century to harvest what was planted, in Mato Grosso the result of Teak comes from 20 to 25 years. All this thanks to the climatic conditions and of luminosity and ideal soil.
The TRC is proud to be part of this scenario! Mato Grosso was the Brazilian state where the company begins its activities, more than two decades ago. The teak planted by TRC is harvested and transformed into logs, squares, lumber and biomass, and sold to the national and international market, heating the economy and contributing with the surrounding community.
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