• 58  of  374
Uploaded on:
15/03/2024 08:58
File Size:
34.38 MB
3000 x 2000 pixels
17 views 6 downloads
ID: 86505
Country: Brazil
Title: Brazil - Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme (FO4LA) - November 2023
Description: Manuel do Nascimento Almeida, 54 years old, inspect crops of lettuce. He is part of the family farming production chain at the small farm Asa Branca in Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil. With organic food production his family, collaborators and the community of Mossoro gained a healthy option in food security. In addition to producing organic food to sell to supermarkets and open-air markets, it also generates income and creates the opportunity for the community. IFAD provided the necessary support for him to obtain an organic certification - extended by his own community members - to become an organic food producer, and they guarantee that this only happened through the Cooperxique Cooperative and the FO4LA project.

FO4LA is a project implemented for the first time in Latin American to increase income and to improve livelihood, food and nutrition security and safety of family farmers, who are affiliated to targeted Farmers Organizations within the region. With financial support of the European Union (EU) IFAD acts as technical and administrative managing entity.

The project has provided support to agricultural organizations, associations, cooperatives, and credit organizations to improve their management, institutional, technical, and governance capacities.

Helping them eliminate these limitations has allowed family farmers and their organizations to better interact with other actors in the agricultural sector, as well as participate in markets and generate employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the young rural population and rural women. It has allowed them to participate in dialogue and negotiation processes on public policies that affect them, thus contributing to the construction of more equitable and sustainable food systems.

FO4LA has covered Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru, together with 15 agricultural organizations participating in value chains such as coffee, quinoa, cocoa and sugar cane, among others.
Size: 34.38 MB; 3000 x 2000 pixels; 254 x 169 mm (print at 300 DPI); 794 x 529 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Show more details: Ueslei Marcelino
Copyright: ©IFAD/Ueslei Marcelino
Categories: New from Latin America and the Caribbean  
URL: www.ifad.org