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Country: Brazil
Title: Brazil - Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme (FO4LA) - November 2023
Description: Tiago Jose Souza tends to seedlings in the greenhouse at small farm Asa Branca. He is a producer who has been growing vegetables for 25 years at his small farm, Asa Branca, in Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil. A few years later after starting his business he discovered the Cooperxique Cooperative and joined it to accomplish his dream of becoming a more successful farmer by accessing to organic markets.

Though the Farmers Organizations for Latin America project (FO4LA), which helped farmers organizations to improve, IFAD and the Cooperxique Cooperative have provided key support for Tiago and other farmers in Brazil to obtain an organic certification - extended by his own community members - to become an organic food producer.

"I could have obtained a certification by a company, but due to the cost it would have been impossible for me to afford it because my production is too small. Then, the Coopexique Cooperative came with the FO4LA project and thanks to IFAD’s support I have a certification now”, Tiago emphasized.

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.

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.

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.
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