a wave of sustainable farming
After centuries of heavily exploiting the land, Brazilians are experimenting with traditional and sustainable techniques.
RAIN is sponsoring free workshops with farmers unions, introducing agroforestry to conventional farmers.
Training & Tools
Workshops & web-based learning
One hectare employs three people and feeds 40 families.
The harvests are spread out over a longer period than with conventional farming, meaning that the work is more long term.
Two years ago Daniel and Carol began to farm on a disused sand quarry.
Their yields quickly caught the attention of their neighbours. They started to learn, and began to experiment.
For their first workshop, Daniel and Carol could only afford two spades.
RAIN is sponsoring them to teach agroforestry courses to farmers and install agroforestry systems in schools.