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Project Description

Family farms in the semiarid region of Paraíba, in the Brazilian Northeast, face food security and income-generation challenges do to extended drought and limited access to technical assistance. Centro de Educação e Organização Popular (CEOP) works with farmers of rural communities — especially women and young people — to diversify crop production and develop sustainable agroecological techniques to manage their plots and improve soil fertility. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. CEOP’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Centro de Educação e Organização Popular
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Recovering citizenship and ecological balance in the semiarid Paraiba Brazil 2016 – 2019 $207,800 $157,650 100 individuals 2,000 individuals agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management

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