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A common palm tree on the islands of the Delta do Parnaíba, is a a fount of resources for the fishing families that use the trunk to build houses and the straw to cover them, to make wax and extract the powder.



The powder is used in the rubber industry, cosmetics, and production of capsules for medications. The process is the following: First the straw is knocked down and the’eyes’ (stalks) of the carnaúba tree. Left to dry, apart, for a week in the sun. After this time, when everything is already dry, between 18:00 and 4:00 o’clock they tie these elements together so the powder cannot escape. Afterwards, with a machine, they beat it to remove the poder. The powder of the ‘eye’ is worth more than the powder of the straw.

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EMAF - National Base

 

Address: Av. Helena Maria, 381 - Jardim Helena Maria - Guarujá - SP
Zip Code: 11431-080
Phone: (055) (13) 3383-3784
meapbr@meap.org.br

EMAF - Maranhão

Address: Rua Caminho da Boiada, 391 - Centro

São Luis - MA
Zip Code: 65015-560

Phone: (055) (86) 3302-5235 | 98118-0364

meapma@meap.org.br

EMAF - Amapá
 

Address: Av. Professora Cora de Carvalho, 728

Centro - Macapá - AP

Zip Code: 68900-040
Phone: (055) (96) 3217-2222 / 9975-1802
meapappa@meap.org.br

EMAF - Piauí

Address: Rua Joaquim Frota Aguiar, 1455 – Dirceu

Parnaíba – PI

Zip Code: 64210-220
Phone: (055) (86) 99984-3409
meappi@meap.org.br

EMAF - Amazonas

 

Address: Praça Cel. Labre, 2027 – Centro
Lábrea – AM

Zip Code: 69830-000

Phone: (055) (97) 98104-2180

meapam@meap.org.br

EMAF - São Paulo

 

Address: Rua Otília Cardoso de Morais, 221

Ariri – Cananéia – SP

Zip Code: 1190-000

Phone: (055) (13) 3383-3784

meapsp@meap.org.br