Location Pentecoste, CE
Grantee 2017
Attended areas Socioeconomic Development

Cooperativa Caroá

Supporting the Creation of a Rural Co-op Led by Young, Rural Farmers

Much of the population of Pentecoste lives in distant communities, depending on family farming. Water scarcity is the greatest of all challenges, coupled with precarious infrastructure and low public investment. Since 2009, ADEL has been developing strategies to promote economic inclusion, train rural entrepreneurs and support young farmers and their farmers. By promoting conditions for a productive and dignified future for rural youth, it creates new income-generation opportunities and prevents their migration to large urban centers.

Their project aims to strengthen the Cooperativa Caroá, formed by young rural entrepreneurs, in its structuring as an organization and its creation of local productive arrangements and sales channels. The goal of the project is to make Caroá a tool for local development in the region and to expand its youth participation capacity.

With support from BrazilFoundation, ADEL intends to:

• Hold a course about the planning and strategic management of cooperatives;
• Formalize and create administrative and internal structure for the cooperative;
• Provide consulting for strategic planning;
• Develop management and administrative tools for the cooperative.


Entrepreneurship and cooperation among youth
25 young farmers benefited
Strengthening local development

“The more people are able to manage natural resources and turn challenges into opportunities through mobilization, entrepreneurship and cooperation, the better they can transform their lives and promote local development.” – ADEL Team

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