The Estrela da Floresta Community Development Programme, currently under development, will focus on engaging communities near the forestry operations so that they can benefit from the revitalization of the industry.
Community development programmes will also work to prevent fire and other incidents, such as timber theft and misuse of programme funds. Communities will be encouraged to act as guardians of the forest. Estrela da Floresta intends to support communities by providing training for, and enabling, various forest-based microeconomies such as sustainable honey production. It is also Estrela da Floresta’s intention to provide support for education relating to renewable resource management.