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ID: 86521
Country: Brazil
Title: Brazil - Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Programme (FO4LA) - November 2023
Description: Manuel do Nascimento Almeida, 54 years old, and Teresinha Gomes de Almeida, 74 years old, are part of a family farming group at the small farm Asa Branca in Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil. Their lives have improved since they started participating in the Farmers' Organizations for Latin America (FO4LA) project, implemented by IFAD with the financial support of the European Union.

IFAD provided the necessary support for them to obtain an organic certification - extended by his own community members - to become an organic food producer, through the Cooperxique Cooperative’s support and the FO4LA project’s help.

With organic food production, the family, their collaborators and the community of Mossoro gained a healthy option in food security. In addition to producing organic food to sell to supermarkets and rural markets, now they have improved their income and have created opportunities for the community, such as providing healthy food for local school meals.

“I'm an agroecological producer, and I feel proud because our employees, my mother-in-law, my brother-in-law, have a much better quality of life thanks to the work we do”, says Tiago Jose Souza, a producer who leads this farm and has been growing vegetables for 25 years.

FO4LA is a project that has been implemented in Latin America for the first time 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, IFAD acts as technical and administrative managing entity.

FO4LA has been implemented in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru, together with 15 agricultural organizations participating in chains such as coffee, quinoa, cocoa and sugar cane, among others.
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