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2018-CBMA

By |2018-06-19T21:42:45-04:00June 19, 2018|

Project Description

Brazil’s Maranhão state has some of the highest rates of poverty in the country, and many smallholder farmers there struggle to feed their families and earn a living. Caritas Brasileira Regional do Maranhão (CBMA) works to strengthen a grassroots network that connects rural and urban agricultural producers to create new markets for traditional crops. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. CBMA’s activities support smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Caritas Brasileira Regional do Maranhão
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening and expanding a farmer’s network in Maranhão Brazil 2018 – 2020 $192,403 $222,420 1,000 individuals 26,000 individuals agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development

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Talk about community-led development!