Before he met with Floresta Viva, Elison Santos (64 years old) was not mindful of the tropical rainforest. He was cutting trees to sell them. When he did not cut them, he would burn them to obtain a fertile soil and plant cassava. This tuber, rich in starch, is very appreciated in Brazil.
"Everybody was saying that it was the only way to go" say Elison. "Today, thanks to Floresta Viva, we learn that there is other forms of agriculture"