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2020 – MMV

By |2021-01-11T19:06:49-05:0018 September 2020|

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. Associação Movimento Mecenas da Vida (MMV) works with a network of small farmers to organize participatory organic agricultural certification, establish new markets, and conserve natural resources. It is a leader in the Northeast of Brazil in educating 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 is part of the IAF’s strategic initiative for sustainable agriculture. 

Project Amendments

This amendment provides MMV with an additional 18 months and $159,880 to expand and consolidate the Rede Povos network and its participatory organic certification system among its existing networks and expand to the Caatinga region, which spans the diverse and ecologically important region between the Atlantic Rainforest and the Semiarid region in the State of Bahia. As part of the amendment, MMV is mobilizing an additional $287,330 in counterpart resources to the agreement.

Associação Movimento Mecenas da Vida*
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 $335,671 $484,540 3,750 individuals 8,000 individuals Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Enterprise Development and Job Skills

*includes amendment data

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