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2020 – AEFAJA

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Project Description

Access to native seeds is essential to the sustainability of smallholder farming and the livelihoods of rural families in the semiarid region of Brazil. Associação Escola Família Agrícola Jaguaribana (AEFAJA) works with smallholder farmers along the Jaguaribe River valley, in the state of Ceará, Brazil, to strengthen food security and resilience to drought by rescuing seeds native to the region, constructing community seed banks, and creating a seed exchange network. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. AEFAJA’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Associação Escola Família Agrícola Jaguaribana
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Sowing Sustainability: historical and cultural rescue of traditional seeds in the Jaguaribe Valley – CE Brazil 2020 – 2023 $243,543 $201,066 1,220 individuals 6,100 individuals Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Natural Resource Management

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