Incentive to family farming in Brazil’s sertão: the Fomento Program

A highly vulnerable group in Brazil, family farmers face a number of challenges, such as water shortages and poor access to land, to credit, to inputs and to trade markets. The Fomento Program, from the Ministry of Social and Agrarian Development (MDSA), seeks to tackle these problems with technical assistance and rural extension services (TARE) combined with a R$ 2,400 cash transfer for small farmers projects. This video shows the Program’s operation in the Sertão do São Francisco Territory, in Bahia.