Rural Sustainable Development Project in the Semi-arid Region of Bahia
This objective of this project is to reduce rural poverty through income generation, increased production, creation of agricultural and non- agricultural work opportunities, and human and social capital development. It aims to strengthen the capacities of individuals and community and economic organizations in rural areas, and to support the development of sustainable productive activities and their insertion into value chains and markets.
Project components include:
- Human and social capital development to promote the capacities of the target population, mainly through the participatory formulation and implementation of business or work plans
- Productive development, with financing to improve agricultural production, develop agro-processing and non-agricultural businesses, and sustainably manage natural resources, among other activities.
The project will operate in 30 municipalities with high incidences of poverty and vulnerability in the semi-arid area of northern Bahia State. It will also benefit some of the beneficiary population of the Gente de Valor Project, consolidating economic activities promoted by that now completed initiative.
Project activities will pay particular attention to the needs of women and young people. In addition, the project will give priority to small rural producers' economic organizations, such as cooperatives and farmers' associations, which have income-generating potential that can be realized in the short term.
11 December 2013
2013 - 2020
Total Project Cost
US$ 105.81 million
US$ 45 million
National Government US$ 50 million
Beneficiaries US$ 10.81 million