Camu camu is a wild species whose use has generated a value chain in which Amazonian families can take part. Gatherers and processors can supplement their income with these activities, thus aiding the family economy and mitigating the need for income derived from other forest products such as wood. Although its use is still low (and as of yet unquantified), camu camu’s role in weakening the economic attraction of wood-based products contributes to resource and forest conservation.
By providing collector and processor families with a supplement to their income, camu camu not only supports forest conservation, but also the families’ economic stability in the Amazon.
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