Land Credit - Instituto Ecológica

Land Credit - Instituto Ecológica

Land Credit

Training for Farmers in Rural Settlements

Knowledge Enhancement
Biodiversity Conservation
Community Development
Technology Transfer Climate Change Water Resources
Ecosystem Cerrado and Amazon
Localization Pium, Barrolândia, Centenário, Chapada de Areia, Araguacema, Goianorte, Araguatins, Peixe and Dianópolis/ TO
Legal Framework National Funding
Project Status Completed
Fundraising Modality Exclusive
Fundraising Status Closed

Local Context

The project aims to empower rural settlements in the Land Credit Program, in Tocantins state, generating increased local sustainability resources. The initiative lasted from 2006 to 2007 and was supported by Seagro.

Project Description

The project includes 14 rural communities. About 300 farming families have been benefited. The themes discussed were: Associations and Cooperatives, Agroecology, Bio Jewelry, Commercialization of Family Production, Leadership Training, Sustainable Management of Animals, Women Farmers and Hygiene Practices in Food Handling.

O objetivo principal foi a capacitação dos produtores rurais sobre temáticas que possibilitem o desenvolvimento sustentável de suas comunidades, estimule o empreendedorismo e reforce as relações de gênero. Entre os resultados, destacaram-se o desenvolvimento do conceito de agroecossistema entre agricultores familiares; a disseminação para a comunidade sobre a importância do envolvimento da mulher e das relações sociais de gênero; e o repasse de técnicas administrativas, de comercialização e de padronização dos produtos oriundos das comunidades rurais.

The main objective was the training of farmers on issues that enable the sustainable development of their communities, encourage entrepreneurship and strengthen gender relations. Among the results, the highlights were the development of the concept of agro-ecosystem between farmers; the spread to the community about the importance of the involvement of women and social gender relations; and the transfer of management, marketing and standardization techniques.

Files for Download

Resume (Portuguese)

Project Presentation (Portuguese)


  • Increased production.
  • Knowledge dissemination.
  • Adoption of sustainable practices.
  • Improvement of quality of life.
  • Income generation.
  • Improvement in social relations of gender.
  • Increase the community’s knowledge in small livestock.
  • Improve the handling of food.


  • Training.
  • Agroecology.
  • Associations and cooperatives.
  • Biojewels.
  • Publication of booklets.
Benefited Rural Communities
Benefited Farmers