Smallholder farmers on the São Bartolomeu River watershed struggle with environmental degradation and limited access to local markets. Associação Rede Rio São Bartolomeu de Mútua Cooperação (Rede Bartô) works with young people in rural community associations in the Federal District to improve the production, processing, and marketing of vegetables, fruits, and small animals and to contribute to the conservation of natural resources. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. Rede Bartô’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Support for production and marketing of family farm products from the Sao Bartolomeu River Basin||Brazil||2017 – 2020||$289,765||$299,760||480 individuals||1,200 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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