Brazil: Government of Amazonas to Extend Agriculture Program to 23 New Cities

Posted on March 20, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, Brazil, Economy, Latin America Indigenous Issues

On March 19, 2013, Portal Tabatinga reported that the state government of Amazonas plans to invest in 23 new municipalities this year, as part of an effort to promote indigenous farming.  The project will entail the donation of seeds, technical assistance, and monetary investment to indigenous farmers in order to boost the local economies.  The goal of the new program is to reach nearly 3,500 indigenous families by the end of the year.  The government plans to work off of the successes of an earlier project, “Indigenous Agriculture,” made in Benjamin Constant, a town roughly 1,100 kilometers from the state capital of Manaus.  Read Article

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