The Brazilian Association of African Mahogany
Producers (ABPMA) was born in 2011, from the union of foresters of the genus
Khaya on Brazilian soil. At that time, we were half a dozen producers who
already dreamed of making African mahogany become the largest species of trees
planted in Brazil and in the world. Moving towards this goal, we have grown
slowly in the number of members, but in a positive way and with firm steps. As
a result, we added people who shared the same ideas. Today we are an expressive
number of planters that hold at least a quarter of the total amount of mahogany
planted in Brazil. There were many actions to publicize the beauty of the wood,
academic studies, and the promotion of meetings that aggregated not only the
members, but the entire African mahogany planting community. We have not yet
finished the first cycles, but we have learned a lot! We hope with all the work
that has been done, to leave a legacy for the history of African mahogany in
Dreamers, investors, pioneers, felt the need
to unite and organize themselves in an association that would meet their needs
to share the little knowledge we have of the species on Brazilian soil. This
union has brought us here. There are many years of sharing, friendship and
generosity in sharing the information generated in studies and the experimental
practice of each one. The success of this type of behavior has generated an
extremely united group, engaged in its objectives and very proactive: it has
become a reference in the cultivation of this species in Brazil. With the
support of the ABPMA Board of Directors, these associates have been standing
out in the cultivation of Mahogany in the national and international scene. The
Association is formed by an Executive Board and several groups created to
develop and resolve matters of interest. Taking advantage of the professional
skills of members, the Board organizes and invites members to be an active part
of these groups.
Members of the current Executive Board: President: Ricardo Ribeiro Tavares Executive Director: Patricia Alves Fonseca Directors: André Baduy, Flavius Rubira, Luciana Maluf, Paulo Sabonge, Paulo Cardoso, Raphael Cruz, Ricardo Mezonato.
ABPMA came to unite the producers in a group
of members and technical staff that join forces together to add quality and
confidence in the production stages to the commercialization of the species. We
are the home and family of the mahogany for the Brazilian producer.
- Encourage and disseminate techniques and
research to members. - Encourage good practices and sustainability
in the field. - Create and maintain the mindset exchange of
experiences between producers, reinforcing the associative spirit. - Be a source of true and suitable
information. - Promote seminars and meetings between
associates and guests from the entire forestry sector. - Be a liaison between universities,
researchers and the producers. - Have presence in events, fairs and missions,
national and international, in the area. - Assist the associate with planning for
individual and joint commercialization.- Promote the African Mahogany to be
recognized and well priced in the national market.
- Make Brazil the largest producer of African
Mahogany in the world.
-Indications of reliable professionals for the
needs of the producer. - Disclosure of the Association and the
species in various communication vehicles.
The producers' success is the main objective
of ABPMA. To achieve this goal, we will make this Association your home, the
home of producers.
African Mahogany of ABPMA’s Associates:
present in 9 states and 47 counties, with 66% of the farms located in the state
of Minas Gerais.
The municipalities are:
MINAS GERAIS: Acuruí, Araçuaí, Buritizeiro, Campos Altos, Capelinha, Capinopolis, Carmo do Paranaiba, Carmo do Rio Claro, Corinto, Felixlandia, Iguarapé, Iraí de Minas, Januaria- Itacarambi, Lassance, Leandro Ferreira, Matias Cardoso-Jaíba, Montalvânia, Natalândia-Unaí, Ninheira, Nova Porteirinha, Oliveira Fortes, Paracatu (2), Pirapora, Rio Paranaíba- Araçuaí, Sacramento, São Roque de Minas, Senhora de Oliveira, Taquaraçu de Minas, Vargem Bonita(2), Várzea da Palma, Vazante.
GOIÁS: Bonfinópolis, Cachoeira Alta, itaberaí-Itapuranga, Nova Crixás.
TOCANTINS: Dianópolis, Peixe, Santa Rosa do Tocantins.
PAULO: José Bonifácio, Ribeirão Preto, São Carlos, Taubaté.
SUL: Chapadão do Sul
CATARINA: São João do Itaperiú
our goals is to create bonds between planters, as we believe that a successful
future will depend on the sum of forces: of the work to produce quality wood,
of the exchange of information to minimize losses, of the planning for
commercialization and profit generation . Among the many benefits of being an
Associate, we can mention the groups formed and organized by subjects, where
the member has ample and total space to participate and question.
Formed by the best researchers and academics,
financing research of interest to members
Formed by members who already have wood to
sell, estimating this timber stock annually for a period of 4 years. This group
plans and seeks sources for the commercialization of the wood, aiming to
maximize the profits from planting and supplying quantities that meet demand.
Formed by all associates, all partner
researchers, agronomists and forestry engineers and consultants in all areas
related to cultivation. In this group all questions about planting can be
asked, and the answers will come from the best professionals and researchers on
Formed by associates with extensive experience
in the financial market. They jointly seek alternatives for financing
plantations in public and private financial institutions. They encourage new
investors for the associates' businesses.
Formed by professionals from the area, that
are always updating the website, social networks, and mainly, looking for
quality and interesting content to be published for the entire sector.
"Cassio Santos, our associate, says that
after being interested in the culture of African Mahogany, he stayed for
several years with the "shelved" project until he arrived at ABPMA
and with the support of our Director and support from members, nurseries and
partners, planned and started his plantation that is eye-popping
"Our associates Michel and Fausto from
the Mogno Verde farm in Paragominas / PA. Together they do the most advanced
seed selection work in the country. They have the support of our association
and are open to visitation by members and interested parties."
"ABPMA undoubtedly strengthened the
category of African Mahogany producers in Brazil.
In addition to enabling members to share rich
technical knowledge, especially through carefully organized seminars, it
encourages activity by inserting African Mahogany in the select decoration
A growing sector depends on a united category
and it is precisely through an association of national scope that this union is
strongly achieved. "