Location Itaubal, AP
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Socioeconomic Development

Criação de Galinhas Caipiras Sustentável

Strengthening Family Farming to Diversify Incomes for Itaubal’s Riverside Community

Agriculture and small-scale harvesting are the main sources of income for residents in the Itaubal riverside region. As the area is only accessible by boat or small boat, it is difficult to introduce new methods of income generation for the people who live there.

Escola Família Agroecológica do Macacoari was founded in 2008 with the goal of strengthening sustainable rural development through income generation. Active in nine communities on the Macacoari river, the organization utilizes different techniques in agriculture and harvesting, livestock farming, and biodiversity preservation to promote socioeconomic development while preserving natural resources. The project will work to scale the scale the aviculture activities in the region, strengthening family farming diversifying sources of income for people in the region.

With support from BrazilFoundation, AEFAM aims to:

• Build and equip an aviary for 480 birds;
• Build a mini factory for producing alternative livestock feed;
• Train 50 people how to utilize forest resources to produce alternative feed for aviculture purposes.


50 youth trained
Greater income for 50 riverside families
Family farming strengthened


“Our school encourages youth and their families to get involved in creating a society with social justice, respectful working conditions, and respect for nature.

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