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Project Description

Water scarcity in the semiarid region of Rio Grande do Norte, in the Brazilian Northeast, prevents farmers and their families from growing enough products to maintain their livelihoods. Comissão Pastoral da Terra do Rio Grande do Norte (CPT-RN) collaborates with community associations to introduce low-cost farming infrastructure for areas with limited water resources. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. CPT-RN’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Comissão Pastoral da Terra do Rio Grande do Norte
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening productive capacity of land reform settlements in Rio Grande do Norte Brazil 2015 – 2018 $282,650 $233,800 503 individuals 2,515 individuals agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development

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