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BRAZIL WITHOUT FAMILY AGRICULTURE? UNTHINKABLE!

Monocultures in Brazil cause many problems: debts, environmental degradation, slave labour. In a country that exports so much food, thirty million people are extremely poor. Yet a simple alternative is available: family agriculture.

Step 1: We unite family farmers

These past twenty years Trias was at the cradle of Unicafes and Cresol. These family agriculture umbrella organisations represent more than half a million members. They both put family agriculture on Brazil's political map.

Step 2: We teach the family farmers to speak with one voice

Cresol and Unicafes have become the legitimate voice of family agriculture. They have called for an active role of local farmers in social programmes. These programmes raise millions of people out of poverty and give a strong impulse to family agriculture.

Step 3: Time for expansion to the poor north

With the development of Cresol and Unicafes, Trias has strongly awakened the co-operative spirit of family farmers in the southern state of Paranà. We expand this success to Goiás, Minas Gerais and Rondônia. Pilot projects develop cooperativism in different climate zones: from the dry savanna to the tropical forest. 

Thank you for the opportunities you give family farmers in Brazil!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of family farmers in Brazil.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help family farmers in Brazil move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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