Rural Business for Small Producers Project (Projeto Dom Távora)
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Rural Business for Small Producers Project
The overall goal of this project is to contribute to generating sustainable rural income and employment in poor municipalities of the State of Sergipe, north-eastern Brazil. It also aims to build the capacity of public and private agencies that provide technical and managerial services to poor rural people, for purposes of businesses development and entrepreneurship. Specifically, the project aims to:
- Develop agricultural and non-agricultural rural businesses of poor producers' groups
- Build capacity for rural business promotion through training and partnerships with local institutions and universities.
The target group encompasses 12,000 poor rural families. The beneficiaries are poor rural producers, with or without land, who work in agricultural and non-agricultural activities and have the potential and willingness to engage in rural businesses.
The project pays special attention to women, young people and agrarian settlers. It also targets professionals working in public and private institutions, and producers' organizations, who are involved in technical assistance and business promotion in rural areas.