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Brazil’s semi-arid region is full of life

June 2022
Brazil’s north-eastern semi-arid region, known as sertão, is a land rich in culture and enchanting landscapes, but the harsh climate and lack of water make it difficult to earn a living here. However, over recent decades, modern ingenuity has combined with traditional mutual aid systems to help communities make the most of the region’s natural resources.

Brazil: Sharing Buriti with the rest of the world

February 2022
Brejo Dois Irmãos is a tiny and isolated community of 200 families in north-east Brazil. It hides a precious treasure: the burití, or “tree of life” in the indigenous Tupi-Guarani language.

Empowering rural women with Agroecological Logbooks

September 2021
The video presents the main results of using the Agroecological Logbook methodology in projects supported by IFAD in Brazil.

Brazil's seed guardians: Securing future biodiversity with the help of the past

May 2021
Brazil has always been rich in biodiversity. But in the country's semi-arid north-eastern region, extensive ranching, slash-and-burn agriculture, and uncontrolled demand for firewood have led to widespread environmental degradation of the Caatinga biome.

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