Ashoka Fellow
This description of José Dias Campos's work was prepared when José Dias Campos was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
José Dias is empowering small farmers in Northeastern Brazil to collectively manage and appropriate resources for drought-resistant technologies. His model aims to break the dependence of small-scale farmers on government support by providing them with sufficient autonomy to invest in new infrastructure and appropriate technology as they see fit.
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