Location Turmalina, Minas Gerais
Grantee 2011
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

BrazilFoundation 10 anos

The exodus of rural families in search of better living conditions was a common challenge faced by the residents of the Jequitinhonha Valley. Founded in 1994, the organization’s goal is to support local farmers and their families by encouraging alternative and sustainable farming practices so they can live in harmony with the local natural resources.

The farmers actively participate in the Center’s activities, from planning, through management and execution. BrazilFoundation support was an important step for the Center for becoming recognized as a leader in the movement for small farmers throughout the region to gain market access.

Through the development of market access, a channel for selling goods was opened, which has been improving the lives of the farmers and strengthening their ties with the land. After BrazilFoundation’s support in 2007, the number associated farmers with CAV rose from 35 to 76.

http://www.cavjequi.org

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