Travel through Brazilian cooperativism


The Manacapuru Mixed Agricultural Cooperative (Coomapem), was born on the 1950s with the object of exploring in a sustainable way the amazon diversity.


The Coomapem came up with eighty-four productors of the Médio Rio Solimões area, than they decided to commercialize fibers of malva and juta, raw material very used in the sacks market to storage and coffee, cacao, chestnut and others packing. Its one of the largest supply chains in the state of Amazonas.


A sector that peaked in the 1980s, and despite the competition from synthetic equivalent, natural fibers are still widely used in the market of sacks for the storage and packaging of coffee, cocoa, and nuts, among others.


Brazil consumes 20 tons of jute fiber and mallow per year, and more than 50 % is produced in the town of Manacapuru, making Coomapem the national leader in the production of these fibers. With an own structure to organize and accommodating, Coomapem, account with two hundred associated in familiar production system, and it is in nine municipals of the Amazon.


Brazilian Cooperative System

Cooperative System of Distrito Federal