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Mahogany starts project with more than U$ 130 million in Roraima

Founded by entrepreneur Marcello Guimarães, who has made a career in technology, Mahogany Roraima has developed a project that, if all goes well, will lead to the planting of about 40,000 hectares of African mahogany in the country’s North State over the next ten years, which will require contributions of nearly R$ 500 million (+U$ 130 million).

Known for the creation of Visual Kit 5, which was one of Brazil’s best selling softwares, Guimarães arrived in Boa Vista in 2012. He raised pigs and cattle before betting on African mahogany, and is now accelerating the planting of new trees on land partners.

“We have recently completed the planting of 600 hectares in four days, and we are negotiating land with landowners in the region to increase the pace,” he told Valor. According to him, the project has been financed with the Forestry Replacement Credits that your company obtains with the planting and sells to those who need to compensate for deforestation.

According to Guimarães, the credits have been sufficient to finance investments of R$ 6 thousand per hectare, but the total cost for planting the area reaches R$ 17 thousand, and the trees only begin to be cut – and, therefore, to generate revenue – in 12 years.

“We are negotiating with investors from Brazil and abroad, but this is an always complex courtship,” he jokes. Meanwhile, he says, Mahogany has made agronomic agreements with Embrapa and universities and has been developing machinery to optimize planting work.

After sailing for 35 years in the waves of technology, Guimarães, with the African mahogany, affirms that it returns to the origins. Son of Marília Guimarães, a guerrilla who in 1970, with him and his younger brother, participated in the hijacking of an airplane and was exiled in Cuba, Marcello studied in an agricultural school on the island of Fidel Castro.

With its project in Roraima, it is eyeing a market that yields EUR 400 per cubic meter of African mahogany – whose average productivity reaches about 150 cubic meters per hectare – and could generate for the company an annual turnover between R$ 300 and R$ 400 million after sales start.

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Fafá Pereira travels to play two Jiu-Jitsu competitions in the USA

Roraimense goes in search of a historic career achievement and returns with the conquest of the Grand Slam.

Roraima fighter Fabiana Pereira, Fafá, traveled on the morning of Thursday (15). The destination is the city of Las Vegas in the United States. The athlete will play competitions in the American city: the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship World Master. Fafá goes in search of a historic achievement for Roraima, which is to win the title of both events and to close with a key in Gram Islam.

NAGA is the largest mixed grappling tournament circuit in the world, with over 700,000 competitors. On Saturday (17), the event returns to Las Vegas, Nevada. Children and adolescents will compete first and then will be followed by the adult divisions.

Next week, August 21-24, he will fight in the IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the World Championship. The roraimense will try the two-time championship of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). If she wins this competition she closes the Grand Slam (when they win the four major competitions in the world) which will be a historic achievement for Roraima and Brazil as a female black belt Master.

Another historical achievement, but this one already won by Fafá Pereira, is the ceremony in which she will receive the IBJJF on August 24 for the first place in the world ranking. Two roraimens have already received the same honor: Luca ‘Hulk’ Daniel and Herbert Santos, in male. In the female category, Fabiana will be the first in the state, as black belt Master 1.

Fafá participated in 2018 of NAGA and won the belt of competition in the women’s black belt. This year will try to win again. She who is two years without losing a fight in any competition and remains unbeaten. The fighter spoke with Roraima in Tempo and spoke of the expectation of once again representing the state in world competitions.

“I thank all the people who support me and help me to participate in the competitions and who help to be always rising on the podiums and in the world ranking. I won the European Championship, the Panamerican and the Brazilian and I want the World Cup. So I will make several dreams come true. in this competition and achieving various goals, “he said.

The black belt also commented on the importance of receiving this great number one tribute from the world. “It is an important and grand title for our state and for sport and especially for women. It opens the door to this new generation that may be conquering and doing new things. I hope God will bless me with this achievement in my career.” I trained and prepared for this competition, I did my part and now let’s see what goes on “, he finished.

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Fafá Pereira wins two international titles

Fafá Pereira of the Zenith North Academy participated in two jiu-jitsu competitions in Las Vegas, United States and was in the highest place of the podium twice. The first was the North American Grappling Association (Naga) on the 19th and the IBJJF World Championship on the 22nd. With the achievements, the athlete became the first female black belt in the state to win both titles.

The disputes of the World Cup end on Sunday, 26. Fafá recently arrived in Boa Vista and shared joy of winning the title.

“I made a very tiring trip over 24 hours. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by my family and friends at the airport. Everyone is proud and happy with my achievements, because everyone has followed my battles and helped in my training, ”he said.

“As I always say: nobody is nothing alone, alone nobody is nothing. Everyone has their share of contribution and these achievements are not only mine, but those of my family, staff, training colleagues, teachers, sponsors and all roraimens. The victory belongs to Roraima, ”he added.
For Fafá, the feeling is of accomplishment and does not hide the happiness by winning another title.

“The feeling is of accomplishment, that all sacrifice and work were successful. Knowing that you are on the right track and taking our state’s name to the top of the podium is the best feeling. The World Cup is the ultimate title of the BJJ, as if it were an Olympic medal. I have been six times world champion for another confederation, but nothing is compared to being world champion by the IBJJF, ”he said.

So far, there are six world titles by the Brazilian Confederation of Sports Jiu-jitsu. This, however, was the first for the Internation Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Federetion-IBJJF / Brazilian Confederation of Jiu-jitsu-CBJJ.

“This title has always been a dream. One of the few missing from my curriculum, and thank God and my teachers, friends, and sponsors, especially Mahogany Roraima, I was able to realize that dream. I hope that this will encourage more girls and women to seek their space in sport, ”said the athlete.

CAREER TITLES – Four-time world champion by CBBJJE; Five-time Brazilian Champion by the IBJJF; Three-time Pan American Champion; South American Champion; Four-time International Champion Master; Amazonese Multi-Champion; Multi-champion Roraimense; Open Champion Open IBJJF.
2018 – Summer Games Champion, Roraimense Category and Absolute Champion; Champion Amazonense category and Absolute; Champion Roraima open; Brazilian Champion Category and Absolute; Champion Cup Boa Vista Category and Absolute.

SUPPORT – Mahogany Roraima, Academy Overrun, Dr Maicon Jhone Dental Surgeon, Athos FW, Denner Sampaio Personal Traner.

Veja como a tecnologia ajuda uma fazenda a produzir mogno africano

See how technology helps a farm produce African mahogany

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Entrepreneur Marcello Guimarães wants to plant the world’s largest African mahogany forest, about 24,000 hectares, in up to 10 years. Work on the Fazenda Recreio farm in Boa Vista (RR) already shows good results: five years ago, the planting occupied a modest 14 hectares. Now there are almost 500 acres.

The company’s goal is to revolutionize the wood production market in Brazil. “The expectation is that, in the next 36 years after planting, we will start selling wood to the US, Europe, China, etc.,” says Guimarães.

Computer programmer, Marcello bet on technology to increase production efficiency. Along with his brother, who is also in the area of computer science, he will invest R $ 487 million in the business. The expected turnover is R $ 11 billion in just over 30 years.

The pace of planting is also accelerating, with an average of 150,000 seeds per month. According to the forestry engineer Poliana Andrade, the differential in the work is that the seed quality the process of breaking dormancy. “After being planted in the tubes, they are sent home to germination. At the beginning of the process, they are irrigated. Then we cut the irrigation for 24 hours and then call again, “he explains.

From germination to planting in the field, the process lasts three months. According to Poliana, it is half the time the market takes (six months). Another difference is that the plants go to the planting already adapted to the reality of the state: smaller and thicker. “We have the wind issue very strong. They tend to fall less, “he says.

To boost the business, the recreational farm developed a system of partnership with landowners in the region, passing 20% ​​of the wood to the landowner. “This means, in a thousand hectares of planted mahogany, a return of almost R $ 140 million,” says Guimarães.

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Roraima vai abrigar a maior floresta de mogno africano do mundo

Roraima Will Shelter The Largest African Mogno Forest Of The World

Roraima will have the largest African mahogany forest in the world. The goal is for Brazil to house more than 25,000 hectares of the species and surpass the record, which today is from Australia. The head of the project, the president of MahoGany Roraima, Marcello Guimarães, talks about the planting, technology and market of this tree.

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Investor Invests In The World’s Largest African Mogno Forest

Brazil will have the largest African mahogany forest in the world. The project, which is being implemented by Mahogany Roraima, provides for a planted area of ​​24,000 hectares in 10 years in the state of Roraima. It is the equivalent of 19 million trees. Currently, the largest African mahogany forest is in Australia and has 15,000 hectares.

The president of Mahogany Roraima, Marcello Guimarães, explains that the state was chosen for having the lowest land price per hectare in Brazil and the best soil and climate condition for growing African mahogany. The state also has a lot of unproductive land, which motivated Mahogany Roraima to close agricultural partnerships with the owners, who will get 20% of the value produced.

Roraima is also in a strategic location for the outflow of production, which will be 100% destined to the international market. The state is located 600 km from the port of Georgetown, where the wood will be drained. Georgetown, meanwhile, is just a day’s sail from the Panama Canal.

R $ 487 million will be invested in 21 years, with purchase of land and planting (10 years of planting and 11 years of maintenance, including cutting). The estimate is that 5.9 million cubic meters could be cut between the next 36 and 96 years, depending on the quantity marketed per year.

Brazil sold an annual average of 175 thousand m³ of Brazilian mahogany up to the prohibition of its extraction to avoid extinction of the species.

Marcello Guimarães shows the accelerated growth of African mahogany
The company forecasts a return of R $ 11 billion reais. In addition to the use of state-of-the-art technologies, Mahogany Roraima has established a scientific technical partnership with three teams of researchers. One of them will study all the soils of the forests (fields), with the aim of making them self-sufficient in three years.

Another team will do research on the best handling conditions in the nursery and on the plots and will conduct the cloning research. The third team will be responsible for research on the development of roots in the field and in other African mahogany plantations in the state of Roraima.

The company has also worked with Germany’s Astech to create an automated irrigation system (the system identifies mahogany by green color and activates the solenoid that opens the water release), the construction of a machine for starter fertilization and automatic coverage (identifying where the tree is), and finally a 100% automatic planting system.

Exile in Cuba

Born in Rio de Janeiro, the president of Mahogany Roraima, Marcello Guimarães, moved to Cuba at age 3. And the reason for his change became a headline in Brazilian newspapers. On January 4, 1970, he and his brother Eduardo, a year younger, embarked with their mother on a flight from Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro. Marília Guimarães, the boys’ mother, was the left-wing activist, codenamed Miriam. At that moment she participated in the kidnapping of the aircraft, which had its destination diverted to Havana, capital of Cuba.

“We spent ten years there. My mother worked in Cuba with Nueva Trova Cubana and studied medicine. We studied in conventional schools and, from the 7th grade onwards, at a school in the country. Part of it was class, and the other half was work in the countryside, to integrate and teach what rural life was like. Hence comes my love for the land, “says the businessman. The family only returned to Brazil in 1980, benefited by Amnesty.

Back in the country, Marcello started to develop his knowledge of computer science and technology. To this added his entrepreneurial side, with which he set up the company responsible for Brazil’s first computerized election. Another notable initiative was the development of Visual Kit 5, a toolkit that allows the development of programs even for those who are unfamiliar with the languages ​​for the formulation of software.

Mahogany plantation in Mahogany Roraima area
After a season living in Miami, Marcello settled in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima, five years ago. There, he decided to rescue his passion for the country’s things. He started by raising pigs. Then it passed to dairy cows. The problem is that in periods of drought, any spark generates forest fires in Roraima. “In 2013 and 2014, the farm caught fire. I lost animals. I had to change, “he says.

It was looking for land he heard a broker speak of African mahogany, wood by which Europeans even pay 1,700 euros (about $ 6,000) per cubic meter. “I spoke with a producer from Minas Gerais. I asked if Roraima lent itself to this culture. He said it’s the best place in Brazil. We are on the same latitude as Africa’s most auspicious climate. “

The similar rainfall regime causes the tree to grow rapidly during wet periods and gain resistance and its reddish tint during the dry season. And it is these characteristics that make wood so valuable.

With cheap land and a lot of research investment, Marcello has developed a planting method that reduces losses to less than 1%, when the normal is around 10%. In addition, it has created a system that allows cultivating large areas in a short space of time.

Their advances already arouse the curiosity of foreign investors. Mainly interested in doing forest-land integration. “A group of Israelis will plant cacao in Brazil in the midst of our Mognos. There is also a Chinese who is taking the idea to implant in their country, “says Marcello.

Bugs begin to return to reforested areas
Planting mahogany is a risky and long-term investment. It takes 15 years on average until the tree reaches the ideal point. To keep the business standing, in addition to the transfer of technology, Marcello has forestry replenishment credits, the help of investors and landowners with idle lands, who manage to cede the area in exchange for part of the income generated by the commercialization of timber.

In the entrepreneur’s view, market is no problem. “There are many buyers from rich nations. The industries of furniture, decoration, automotive, aeronautics and naval. And there is also the pharmaceutical industry, because the bark of mahogany is indicated for the fight against various diseases. “

While his business is gaining ground and advancing through the lands of Roraima, the entrepreneur rushes to get all the environmental licenses for the project. “The first one took a year and a half. Now I’m looking for the definitive. “This may take a little longer, as it involves the work of environmentalists, geographers and even archaeologists to do the socio-economic study that will lift the impact of the project on the fauna and flora of the state.

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African mahogany

In 10 years, the expectation is that Roraima will bill up to $ 300 million with the production of African mahogany. The forecast is for entrepreneur Marcelo Guimarães, director of Mahogany Roraima, a company that started planting the tree in 218 hectares, and should cover the area of one thousand hectares in less than a month. The goal is to reach six thousand hectares.

US $ 300 million
Marcelo Guimarães explains that the international market pays on average 600 dollars per meter of African mahogany wood, much appreciated in the market of the European Union and China. In one thousand hectares it can plant up to 278 thousand trees, being able to reach a patrimony of US $ 300 million, with the cutting of the wood.

30 thousand hectares

Brazilian, Chinese and Dubai-based agribusiness market investors who are already familiar with the project are analyzing the use of resources for a larger project of planting up to 30,000 hectares in the state, which in agricultural terms is considered the average area of production .

446 thousand seedlings
The African mahogany nursery in Mahogany Roraima has a capacity for 1,500 hectares of seedlings, which accommodates 446 thousand seedlings.

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