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Small farmers in Brazil use sustainable techniques to improve livelihoods and feed their families

Brazilian smallholding farmers see the full value of their products

At first glance, creating livelihoods and strengthening food security while preventing deforestation and fostering sustainable land use may seem irreconcilable goals. Yet Brazilian institute Ecoengenho has managed to do both through its Aroeira project, which empowers smallholding farmers in northeastern Brazil to actively engage in the value chain of their products from harvest to retail. Their product of choice? Pink pepper.

E-MDG-F launches to transform subsistence livelihoods

In a bid to improve the lives of the estimated 3.6 billion persons who live on farms of less than two hectares, and of the one billion people who lack access to modern forms of energy, the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Foundation - LGF (www.laguardiafoundation.org) of New York City and Consorzio Etimos (www.etimos.it) of Padua, Italy have established the Energy Millennium Development Goal Financing Facility (E-MDG-F).

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