According to the implementing agencies, the project will be implemented in northeast Brazil, in a semi-arid area, where 21.3 million people live (12% of the national population). It aims to transform the productive systems of farmers to increase production and face the challenges presented by climate change.
It will consist of three components:
• Climate-resilient production systems.
• Access to water.
• Knowledge, management and expansion.
The result will be resilient agricultural systems which perform restored ecosystem functions, increased and stabilized family incomes providing food security, and incentives to the younger generations to stay involved in rural activities.
It will benefit approximately 1,000,000 people in 250,000 family farms (of which 40% are women and 50% young), increase the resilience of agricultural production systems in 84,124 ha and restore degraded ecosystems of importance for the provision of environmental services . It will increase access to water for 36,000 families, increasing their resistance to droughts.
It will be implemented through an alliance between IFAD, the GCF, the Government of Brazil and BNDES, mobilizing resources and giving lessons, both in Brazil and abroad.
Casa das Nações Unidas (ONU)
Praça Municipal Thomé de Souza s/n
Salvador - Bahia - Brazil
Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)1
Av. República do Chile, 100 - Centro
Rio de Janeiro – RJ
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