The Brazil–IFAD partnership
The strong partnership between IFAD and Brazil is based on a shared commitment to reducing poverty and pursuing innovative ways to assist rural communities. Although Brazil’s fight against poverty has been successful in the last decade, residual poverty remains in rural areas.
Small-scale agriculture, or family farming, accounts for 70 per cent of the production of some of the country’s staple foods, and it employs three quarters of all farm labourers. IFAD-supported interventions in Brazil focus on poor farmers, agrarian reform settlers and rural workers, and within those groups, particular attention is paid to women, youth and indigenous peoples.