Sustainable Rural




Participade 350 UDs 3.360 UMs 2.260 DCs 1.120 ATECs Trained 11.220 Producers Trained

Objective


The project objective is to help farmers within the Amazonia and Atlantic Forest Biomes improve the management of their land and forests, thus encouraging sustainable rural development, poverty reduction, biodiversity conservation and climate protection.

The program aims to promote the implementation of a large-scale project to enhance the development of the Low-Carbon Agriculture (ABC) Programme and encourage the implementation of agriculture technologies within rural properties under the Project.



Institutional Partners


This Technical Cooperation Programme is executed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It has been funded by the International Climate Fund (ICF) of the Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) in Brazil is the beneficiary of the contribution and it has appointed the Social Mobility, Rural Producer and Cooperatives Secretary to act as the technical and institutional coordinator within the MAPA.


The Brazilian Institute of Development and Sustainability (IABS) was selected, under an IDB competitive bidding process (SPD 16-072), to provide executing services and to operationalize the administrative and logistical activities of the Project. In April 2017, the IDB and IABS signed the contract C0049-17 to officially start activities.

Components


Component 1

Focuses on offering access to technical assistance with submitting technical proposals (PTECs) and implementing approved PTECs activities by facilitating farmer-technician collaborative partnerships. It also offers financial incentives in the form of cash payments to small and medium rural producers to adopt low carbon agricultural technologies that promote sustainable rural production and environmental regularization measures.

Component 2

Is designed to facilitate training activities that strengthen the capabilities of those candidates from the Rural Extension Institutions (ATERs) to become project certified technicians (ATECs). This component supports training programs for rural producers by organizing meetings and field days at Demonstration Units selected by the Project.

Component 3

Ensures proper project execution, monitoring and evaluation of all Programme’s activities.



Beneficiaries


Small and medium rural producers and project certified technicians (ATECs).



Local Team


The project execution and implementation team is composed of professionals from the IDB and IABS. To support the execution and operationalization of administrative and logistical activities, Rural Sustentável has local teams in each participating state. The teams are composed of field supervisors and communication advisors.

Field Supervisors


Field supervisors are IABS professionals responsible for supporting and supervising the field days execution and disseminating information about the Project scope within the participating municipalities.



Communication Local Advisors


Communication local advisors are communication professionals from the IABS team. They are responsible for supporting the deployment, direction and registration of the project actions within the states.



Project Actions


- Promote technical assistance trainings on the low carbon technologies supported by the Project.

- Promote training programs among rural producers by organizing discussions and field days at the Demonstration Units selected by the Project.

- Select and implement Demonstration Units in all the 70 participating municipalities.

- Facilitate rural producers in accessing traditional rural credit lines by providing technical assistance through in-person and online training and financial incentives to implement the technologies in selected Multiplying Units.



PROJECT MAIN OUTPUTS


Demonstrations Units (DUs)

Demonstration units (DUs) are areas of rural production with at least one of the low carbon technologies supported by the Project. These DUs have the purpose of showcasing the technologies and lessons learned to rural producers during the Field day events.



Multiplying Units (MUs)

Multiplying units are areas of rural production where at least one of the low carbon technologies supported by the Project will be implemented. Under this scheme, the Project will provide technical assistance to rural producers to plan, implement and guide the MU. The MUs with proved and measured achievements based on their Technical Proposals will receive the conditional cash payments.

FIELD DAYS


Field days are events taking place in any of the selected Demonstration Units (DUs) targeting rural producers, technicians and other key participants. It is also part of the strategy to disseminate the Project. Field days are used to:

1 - Showcase successful experiences and train participants on low carbon technologies implementation within rural sites.

2 - Encourage the dissemination of sustainable practices for production and conservation.

Bahia

Minas Gerais

Paraná

Rio Grande do Sul

Mato Grosso

Pará

Rondônia

TRAININGS


Trainings aim to strengthen the knowledge of ATECs and enhance the management of rural properties to increase production and income. The following in-person training sessions have been planned: a) low carbon technologies supported by the Project; b) sustainable rural land management and; c) georeferencing. In addition, there are four free on-line courses open to ATECs and the general public: 1) Introduction to the Project Rural Sustentável; 2) Rural Land Management; 3) Productive Arrangements and; 4) Diagnosis using ArcGis tool.



Rural Producers


Trainings aim to strengthen the knowledge of ATECs and enhance the management of rural properties to increase production and income. The following in-person training sessions have been planned: a) low carbon technologies supported by the Project; b) sustainable rural land management and; c) georeferencing. In addition, there are four free on-line courses open to ATECs and the general public: 1) Introduction to the Project Rural Sustentável; 2) Rural Land Management; 3) Productive Arrangements and; 4) Diagnosis using ArcGis tool.

- Submit documentation to prove identity according to the Request for Proposal (RFP) of each Call.

- Have a valid and regularized Individual Taxpayer Registry Identification (Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas – CPF).

- Submit documentation to prove land ownership and legalization according to the Request for Proposal (RFP) of each Call.

- Have the property within the Biomes and Municipalities participating in the Project.

- Establish a Technical Cooperation Agreement with a project certified technical assistant and work together on writing a funding proposal. approved, comply with the implementation of the proposed activities.

- Be within the following classification of rural producers:

*The size of a fiscal module (FM) varies according to each municipality. Click the link to check the size of the FM within your municipality.

If you are a rural producer interested in the Project, please reach a Certified Technical Assistant (ATEC) in your municipality. Check the approved ATER institutions in the following link [link] and access the Project’s benefits.



Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Institution (ATER) and Technical Assistance Agent (ATEC)


The Project foresees training activities and financial incentives for the ATER institutions and their ATECs. The available benefits and resources are:

a) Training on Low Carbon Agricultural Technologies; Georeferencing; Sustainable Rural Land Management; and About the Project “Rural Sustentável”.

b) Field days in the selected Demonstration Units.

c) Public Calls for Proposals to select Demonstration and Multiplying Units.



To be part of the Project, the ATER institutions must:


1) Register on the Project website and attach the mandatory documents.

2) Accept the Project terms of conditions and consent.

3) Nominate the personnel that might act on behalf of the institution as an ATEC for the Project.



To be part of the Project, the ATER institutions must:


1) Have received formal higher education in agricultural sciences. Keep a valid professional membership issued by the corresponding official councils.

2) Complete and submit registration on the Project website and attach the mandatory documents.

3) Sign a Technical Cooperation Agreement with an eligible rural producer to work together to submit a funding proposal for the project and, if approved, guide the implementation of the proposed activities.

4) Provide technical assistance to the rural producers and support the work conducted in the selected UDs or UMs. The ATEC must ensure that activities are implemented successfully and in accordance with the proposed plan regarding the low carbon technologies.




If you are an eligible institution and want to contribute to improving production and sustainability in the rural areas, register on our website and nominate your ATECs.



APPROVED INSTITUTIONS


A

ACCOMIG

ADEOP

AGRIFLORESTAL

AGRO SOCIAL ZAMBEZE

AGROATINS CARAJÁS

AGROCRED ENGENHARIA & CONSULTORIA

AGROLÓGICA

AGROPECUÁRIA SEMEAR

AGROSOLLO- PLANEJAMENTO TÉCNICO AGROPECUÁRIO LTDA

AGROTOP RURAL

ALMEIDA ROCHA COMÉRCIO E SERVIÇOS ADMINISTRATIVOS

ALVORADA DO NORTE CONSULTORIA E ASSISTÊNCIA VETERINARIA

AM ASSESSORIA AMBIENTAL LTDA

AMBIOVERDE

ASSOCIAÇÃO CEIBA

ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL E AMBIENTALISTA DOS ÍNDIOS TUPINAMBÁ DE OLIVENÇA

ASSOCIAÇÃO DE PEQUENOS PRODUTORES RURAIS DE AGROVILA 05

ASSOCIAÇÃO RIOGRANDENSE DE EMPREENDIMENTOS DE ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA E EXTENSÃO RURAL

ASSOCICAO DOS AGRICULTORES FAMILIARES E REMANESCENTES DE QUILOMBOLAS DA REGIAO DOS MACACOS DO MUNICI

ATER ITAPEJARA

ATLAS CONSULTORIA, PROJETOS E SOLUÇÕES AMBIENTAIS

B

BCA CONSULTORIA AGROPECUÁRIA LTDA

BERTUZZI SERVIÇOS DE AGRONOMIA

BIORGÂNICA

C

CALL CONSULTORIA AGROPECUARIA LTDA

CALVET- CONSULTORIA E ASSESSORIA VETERINÁRIA

CAPÃO ALTO CONSULTORIA RURAL LTDA.

CEDRO ASSESSORIA E PLANEJAMENTO FLORESTAL

CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS ALTERNATIVAS POPULARES

CENTROESTE PLANEJAMENTO E CONSULTORIA AGRÍCOLA LTDA

CEPLAC

CIAAT

CLUBE AMIGOS DA TERRA - CAT SORRISO

COAFA

CONEAGRO - CONSULTORIA E ELABORAÇÃO DE PROJETOS AGROPECUÁRIOS

CONPLATEC TERRA SANTA

CONSTAGRO ENGENHARIA

CONSULTORIA RAÍZES

CONTEXTO RURAL

COOAFA

COOPAFBASUL

COOPALM

COOPATAN

COOPAX

COOPERATIVA DE TRABALHO AGROAMBIENTAL DE RONDÔNIA - COOTRARON

COOPERATIVA MISTA OURO VERDE LTDA

COOPERBIO

COOPERIGUAÇU

COOPERQUER - COOPERATIVA AGROPECUÁRIA DE QUERÊNCIA

COORDENADA RURAL AGRO SOCIOAMBIENTAL

COOTRASBE

COSTA CONSULTORIA

CULTIVARE ENGENHARIA E SOLUÇÕES AGROPECUÁRIAS

D

DEFENDER

DINIZ CONSULTORIA AGRÍCOLA

E

ECO TIME

ECOPORÉ

EMATER-MG

EMPAER MT

EMPRESA DE ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA E EXTENSÃO RURAL DO ESTADO DO PARÁ - EMATER PARÁ

ENPLATÉC CONSULTORIA E PLANEJAMENTOS

ENTIDADE AUTÁRQUICA DE ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA E EXTENSÃO RURAL DO ESTADO DE RONDÔNIA-EMATER

EVOLUÇÃO - ASSESSORIA TÉCNICA AGROFLORESTAL

EXTENSÃO CARAJÁS ASSESSORIA E PLANEJAMENTO AGROPECUÁRIO LTDA ME

G

GEOVIDA CONSULTORIA AMBIENTAL LTDA - ME

GIGA CONSULTORIA

H

HEBRON FLORESTAL

I

IBIO

IBS

INAES

INSTITUTO BRASIL DE ESTUDOS, PESQUISAS E GESTÃO ESTRATÉGICA DE COMPETÊNCIAS

INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DO AGRONEGÓCIO - IBA

INSTITUTO EMATER

INSTITUTO FLORAVIDA

INSTITUTO PAULINE REICHSTUL

J

JB EMPREENDIMENTOS

JEQUIAGRO CONSULTORIA AMBIENTAL

JMEDEIROS CONSULTORIA

JVS PROJETOS E CONSULTORIA

L

LN ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA E EXTENSÃO RURAL

M

MANI ROCHA PROJETOS & CONSULTORIA

N

NEO SOLUÇÕES AMBIENTAIS LTDA-ME

O

OCT

OURO VERDE ENGENHARIA

P

PECANHA E SANTOS SOLUCOES AGROPECUARIAS LTDA - ME

PLANIGUAÇU

PLANTPLAN

PLANTSUL

PREFEITURA

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE ALTA FLORESTA

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE BRASNORTE-MT

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE BURITIS

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE MACHADINHO

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE MARAÚ

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE NOVA LONDRINA

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE PARECIS/RO

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE PRESIDENTE TANCREDO NEVES

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE SETUBINHA

PROAGRI - EMPRESA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE PROJETOS AGRICOLAS LTDA - EPP

PROATEC PROJETOS E ASSESSORIA TÉCNICA RURAL LTDA ME

PROGEO

PROTEGE AGRO. CONSUL AGRICOLA E AMBIENTAL

R

RASTREAR PROJETOS AGROPECUÁRIOS

RR PLANEJAR, CONSULTORIA E TREINAMENTOS

RS CONSULTORIA AMBIENTAL

RURALPLAN ASSESSORIA CONSULTORIA E PLANEJAMENTO RURAL

S

SECRETARIA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO ECONÔMICO AGRICULTURA E ASSUNTOS FUNDIÁRIOS

SECRETARIA MUNICIPAL DE AGRICULTURA

SERVIÇO NACIONAL DE APRENDIZAGEM RURAL-SENAR

SIA - SERVIÇO DE INTELIGÊNCIA EM AGRONEGÓCIOS

SILVATOP ENGENHARIA E AGRIMENSURA LTDA.

SS SOLUÇÕES

SUDTEC PLANEJAMENTO E ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA

T

TERRA FÉRTIL

TOPLAGRO

V

VIAVERDE CONSULTORIA

VISÃO RURAL PROJETOS E ASSESSORIA

W

W B CONSULTORIA EMPRESARIAL



TECHNOLOGIES


Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest Systems - ICLFS, including Agroforestry Systems.


According to EMBRAPA, the Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest (ICLF) is described as a system integrating the crop, livestock and forest components, in rotation, combination or succession, in the same area. The overarching objective of ICLF is to change the system of land use by integrating productive system components that will create synergies between crop and pasture and achieve higher levels of product quality, environmental quality and price competitiveness.

The agroforestry systems are production systems integrating the crop and forest components through the combination of tree species and agricultural (annual or perennial) crops. These systems are a feasible production alternative to recover altered or degraded areas. The integration of trees with pastures and/or crops allows the soil to be economically exploited all year round, favoring the diversification of products.


Restoration of Degraded Lands with Pasture (RDL-P) and Restoration of Degraded Lands with Forests (RDA-F)


The restoration of degraded lands is a technique that seeks to reverse a site known as having a degraded condition to one with a nondegraded condition. This technology could contribute to socio-economic development and environmental protection providing higher yields and economic returns, less new cropland and deforestation, and provide societal benefits via production stability. RDL enables restoration of an area’s physical integrity, chemistry and biology (structure) while recovering the production capability (function) either of raw materials and food or ecological and ecosystem-based functions.

Restoration of Degraded Lands with Pasture (RDL-P) enables restoration of an area’s physical integrity, chemistry and biology (structure) while recovering the production capability (function) of either raw materials or food.

Restoration of Degraded Lands with Forests (RDL-F) enables restoration of an area’s physical integrity, chemistry and biology (structure) while recovering the production capability (function) either ecological or ecosystem-based, taking into consideration the legal aspects regarding the restoration of the Areas of Permanent Protection (APPs) and the Legal Reserves (LRs).


Planting Commercial Forests


The planting of tree species for commercial purposes is important, not only from a production point of view, but from an environmental conservation point of view. The planting of commercial forests reduces the pressure on native forests, supplies raw materials for both industrial and non-industrial use, and contributes to supply ecosystem and social services. This technology is not restricted to exotic species for timber but also includes a wide variety of tree species in pure forest plantations, that is, a system not integrating agricultural and pasture components.


Sustainable Management of Native Forests


According to the Public Forest Management Law (No 11.284/2006), sustainable forest management is referred to as the “effective exploitation of the forest to obtain economical, societal and environmental benefits by strictly following the sustainability principles and mechanisms for the intervened ecosystem. This approach must consider, accumulative or alternatively, the use of multiple timber tree species, multiple non-timber products and subproducts, in addition to other forestry goods and services.”

The agroforestry systems are production systems integrating the crop and forest components through the combination of tree species and agricultural (annual or perennial) crops. These systems are a feasible production alternative to recover altered or degraded areas. The integration of trees with pastures and/or crops allows the soil to be economically exploited all year round, favoring the diversification of products.