RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An internationally backed R$1 billion (US$202.5 million) project intends to train rural producers and increase food security in the Northeastern semi-arid region. The project intends to benefit 250,000 families (1 million people) in up to 4 Brazilian states.
Launched last week by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA), in partnership with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and the Ministry of Economy, the Sowing Climate Resilience in Rural Communities of the Northeast (PCRP) project aims to promote sustainable development in the Northeastern backland and mitigate climate change . . .