Merlong Solano Nogueira
Fellow Since 1990
CERMO (Manoel Otavio Center for Popular Rural Education)
This description of Merlong Solano Nogueira's work was prepared when Merlong Solano Nogueira was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Merlong is helping small farmers in the state of Piaui overcome historically defeatist attitudes to become more productive. Through CERMO, a non-profit educational and consulting organization he co-founded, he hopes to help the region's small farmers become more productive and combine to achieve greater market power.
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