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ID: 86542
Country: Brazil
Title: Brazil - Rural Microenterprise Promotion Programme (FO4LA) - November 2023
Description: Ivoneide Alves, 38 years old, married, mother of Leandro and Leonardo and now leader of a well-equipped fruit pulp factory supported by the Farmers Organizations for Latin America project (FO4LA), implemented by IFAD in Brazil and other Latin American countries. She likes to harvest “acerola” fruits to prepare sweet deserts at the settlement Mulunguzinho, municipality of Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil.

“For harvesting, IFAD was very important, because the project paid for us to get this multicultivator. We used to have problems working at a cashew plantation, so now we put gasoline in it, turn on the multicultivator and it works for cleaning the cashew trees”, Ivoineide says.

The FO4LA project has been implemented for the first time in Latin America 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 been especially relevant when the problems historically suffered by small farmer organizations in the region (insecure land tenure, lack of mechanization, ecosystem degradation, price volatility, limited access to quality inputs and support services weak) have been aggravated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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