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2020 – CETAP

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Project Description

Farmers are often absent from discussions about how policies and programs impact sustainable agricultural production. At the IAF, we are investing in a regional effort, in conjunction with the University of British Columbia that will give voice to farmers and directly support them in collecting, analyzing, and presenting data that they can incorporate into their operations to manage their farms more efficiently. Centro de Tecnologias Alternativas Populares (CETAP) works with smallholder farmers in Southeast Brazil, promoting sustainable agricultural practices and connecting producers directly to consumers to improve farmers’ quality of life and consumers’ food security. It provides training and technical assistance programs to help family farms work more efficiently and sustainably in the local environment. It also educates consumers about healthy eating and responsible consumption. The results of this regional project will inform agricultural support organizations, government extension experts, farmer groups, and policymakers with context-specific data about how to encourage the transition to sustainable agricultural practices to improve food security, enhance farmer livelihoods, and minimize environmental degradation. 

This grant is part of the IAF’s strategic initiative for sustainable agriculture.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides CETAP an additional $132,624 and 24 months to strengthen its institutional capacity by improving its management processes and expanding its partnership base. CETAP is promoting sustainable agriculture in elementary and high schools and empowering women and youths through agriculture. It is also strengthening agricultural marketing channels by connecting producers and consumers and promoting healthy eating for vulnerable people. As part of the amendment, CETAP is mobilizing an additional $59,620 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

Centro de Tecnologias Alternativas Populares do Rio Grande do Sul*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
A Partnership to Pilot an Indicator Framework for Sustainable Agriculture in Latin America Brazil 2020 – 2023 $563,203 $564,929 5,560 individuals 10,000 individuals Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Enterprise Development and Job Skills

*includes amendment data

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